Cohabitation

As specialist cohabitation solicitors we have considerable experience in preparing cohabitation agreements which will set out the financial agreement in the unfortunate event of a separation. This can avoid the need for costly and unpleasant arguments at a later stage.

More and more couples are living together and are not married. Couples who live together do not benefit from the same protection under English law as married couples, and therefore without a cohabitation agreement dealing with how property and other assets will be divided in the unfortunate event of separation, cohabitants are dependent on laws governing property and trusts when it comes to resolving financial matters. Generally, this will arise where one party own a property in which you have lived together. Disputes often arise when one party does not agree with the legal ownership of the property, has contributed towards that property during the relationship or there has been an agreement to share the property despite it not being legally jointly owned.

Whether you are considering moving in with a partner or you are concerned as to how your finances will be affected following separation, our cohabitation solicitors are able to assist.

If you have already separated and require advice as to whether there is a potential claim against property, our cohabitation solicitors will be able to advise you as to your options.

Our Experts

Ian Butterworth

Partner & Solicitor

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Deborah Leask

Partner, Solicitor & Joint Head of Family

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Sean McNally

Partner, Solicitor & Joint Head of Family

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Katie Taft

Partner, Solicitor & Mediator

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Suzi Denton

Associate Solicitor

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Lauren Harley

Associate Solicitor

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Charlotte Cooper

Paralegal

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Georgina Emerson

Solicitor

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Personal Assistant

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Secretary

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