Cohabitation, as an alternative to marriage, has become increasingly commonplace in recent years, and when such a relationship breaks down, the legal considerations can differ from a marital situation.
This is an area in which we can offer specialist legal advice, and can assist in resolving financial issues that may have arisen as a result of the relationship breakdown.
Our cohabitation solicitors can provide expert advice to unmarried couples and same-sex partners on matters listed below:
- Living together
- Relationship breakdown financially
- Living arrangements and financial provisions for children
- Cohabitation agreements
- Separation of property
- Any household expenses that you have inheritance and wills
Key Areas Our Cohabitation Agreement Solicitors Cover
Often there may be a dispute concerning a property where you have both lived, and we can advise you on how to resolve such issues. If the property is owned jointly by both parties, then equity should be equally divided. But, if this is not the case, then the below-mentioned criteria should be considered:
- The intension of both the parties at the time of purchase of the property
- The need of the property at the time of purchase
- The welfare of the children living in the property
- Mortgage or other claims on the property
We, at R&A Solicitors, provide specialist advice regarding your rights in connection with any assets, in which you have an interest and the different ways to protect your interest. If you have children living in the property, we can also advise you about child maintenance and financial applications that may be available to you through the court process.
It is a complex area of law, and it is advisable to seek legal advice at the earliest opportunity following separation.
A cohabitation agreement is also known as living together. The cohabitation agreement will give peace of mind to the cohabitants. Many people in the UK believe that living with your partner in a common-law relationship will automatically entitle you to the same rights as a married couple. But in reality, it is different. A cohabitation agreement will assure both the partners to have the rights in the event of separation or if one of you dies.
Our experienced Manchester-based solicitors can form cohabitation agreements for your peace of mind and avoid unfortunate situations in the future.
Right Time for a Cohabitation Agreement
There is any perfect time to draw a cohabitation agreement. But, our cohabitation lawyers often advise the couples to sing one soon after they buy a house together or share a business. It is best to make a cohabitation agreement early to ensure that your interest in any shared or individually owned assets, namely the property, shared business, or other materials such as a car – is protected at the onset.
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Contact Our Cohabitation Lawyers Today
Do not hesitate to contact us with any information that you might need. We will take the time to understand your situation, and we can provide you with the most practical and reliable advices that will put you at ease and enjoy your future.