Lodders specialist Family Law solicitors based in Birmingham and Stratford upon Avon are able to provide advice on Cohabitation Agreements, which can most certainly assist in avoiding arguments between cohabiting couples at the point at which such a relationship breaks down.
The legislation in relation to cohabitation is not as clear or straightforward as divorce law and for this reason, prior to settling down and buying assets or property with someone to whom you are not married, both parties should benefit from legal advice on questions such as:
- What rights will I have in relation to our home and our children?
- How are the bills paid if we split up?
- Am I liable for joint debt?
A Cohabitation Agreement will cover these and other issues and are relatively inexpensive, but sensible steps should be taken, particularly if parties are considering buying property together.
At Lodders, our expert family law solicitors can assist with the preparation of Cohabitation Agreements, and we can also help in the event that no such agreement has ever been reached and at the end of a relationship it is unclear to you whether you have an entitlement to property and maintenance.