Living with your partner is make or break. The only way of knowing is to try. In fact, more and more couples are choosing to live together without getting married. This is a sensible idea if you ask us.
But what are your legal rights as an unmarried couple? Not doing your homework before moving in is not a very sensible idea. Luckily, the cohabitation agreement solicitors at Talbots Law are here to help.
‘Common Law Partners.’ This term gets thrown around often, and it’s generally assumed that couples with ‘common law’ status have the same rights as married couples. The reality is that unmarried couples don’t have the legal recognition of a married couple. That means that before moving in with your partner, you might find it beneficial to seek sound legal advice regarding the arrangement.
With matters as important as property, a little preparation goes a long way.
Why should I choose Talbots cohabitation agreement solicitors?
When it comes to couples, we’ve seen it all. With a department full of relationship specialists, you can trust us to be thorough in our work and ensure no stone is left unturned. Couples often thank us for providing a service that’s free of legal jargon and easy to understand, simplifying the process and getting it over and done with quickly but efficiently. From start to finish, we’ll be by your side to guide you through the process and get it over with nice and quickly. Or, if you want to stick around to ask our opinion, we’re more than happy to advise. After all, that’s what we’re here for.
What is a Cohabitation Agreement?
Money. Property. Children. These are all things that can and should be discussed before or during cohabitation. While they may not make for the most riveting conversations, they certainly make for the most vital. A cohabitation agreement is simply a way of solidifying the agreements you’ve discussed together; a legally binding document that outlines how assets will be divided should you split up. When you come together to make important decisions, it allows you to get those big topics out of the way to save any potential disputes down the line.
At Talbots Law, we’re all about the future. Our cohabitation agreement solicitors believe that a little planning goes a long way, and our clients prove us right time and time again.
Why should I get a Cohabitation Agreement?
It’s all about certainty and security – taking a little time to agree on crucial matters before it’s too late. All too often, couples assume their assets are protected, or assume their partner agrees with them on important issues. Without the legal document to set the record straight, things can get messy if the relationship breaks down.
Our priority as cohabitation agreement solicitors is to ensure that both you and your partner are satisfied with the conclusions you come to. We never see any aspect of the agreement as unimportant, and we encourage that you settle as many points as possible. Joint bank accounts, items you purchased for the house, any cars or vehicles you own together are all worth agreeing on as early as possible.
That way, no matter what happens, we’ve got you covered.
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