Cohabitation Agreements

There is no such thing as a ‘common-law’ marriage.

Unmarried couple do not have automatic rights regarding property or money just because you live together. There is also no automatic inheritance for cohabitees if the other party dies without a will.

A cohabitation agreement goes some way to addressing the many problems that can arise on the breakdown of a living together relationship. It will set out the couple’s intentions clearly and in a straightforward way. Drawing up a cohabitation agreement at the start could save you facing a long stressful expensive dispute in the future.