As a cohabiting couple you won’t have the same legal protection or rights as those who are married. It is often thought that if you cohabit for a certain period of time that you automatically become ‘common law husband and wife’ but this is a misconception and no such law exists.
Your property, assets and even children could be at risk if you don’t have a cohabitation agreement. In the event of a relationship breakdown it can be difficult to establish who should receive what.
But there is a solution. You can protect yourself by entering into a cohabitation agreement. This will legally act to protect the interests of you and your partner. To understand further as to how to protect your rights as a cohabiting couple we advise you speak to a legal professional at Tayntons. We are on hand to advise you on how to protect your family and how to make the right financial provisions for your children.
We offer a 45-minute consultation at £75.00 plus VAT (£90.00). This is a chance for us to sit with you to discuss the implications of a cohabitation agreement and to see if this is the right choice for you.