A Cohabitation Agreement is a legal contract between you and your partner which clarifies the ownership of shared property and assets, as well as specifying how they will be divided in the event of separation.
Nobody likes to think about the possibility of their relationship ending when they are at the exciting stage of moving in together, but taking this step ensures you are both on the same page and have realistic expectations about the contribution you will be making to your relationship.
You can enter into, or update, a Cohabitation Agreement at any stage in your relationship, which can be especially important if you have or intend to have children.
We are experienced in assisting unmarried clients where a relationship has broken down and there is a disagreement about how the assets should be divided. If the dispute is in respect of a property then the Courts will apply trust and land law, even if you have been in a lengthy relationship. In this situation, careful negotiation is required to reach a fair outcome for everyone.
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