Specialists in Co-habitation agreements

When taking the exciting first steps of buying your first home with your partner, it’s worth considering a cohabitation agreement, to protect your investment, should you not stay together in the future.

Co-habitation Agreements

If you’re planning to purchase a property or other assets with your partner it’s worth considering a co-habitation agreement.  There are lots of myths and misunderstandings around the rights of co-habiting couples and ‘common law’ spouses. The truth is, there is currently no specific law regulating the legal relationship of co-habiting couples; and the term ‘common law spouse’ is not a legally recognised term.  When a co-habiting relationship breaks down, there’s usually property and financial issues to sort out, but much less clarity regarding who should get what.  We can help you by creating an agreement that will protect both parties interests in the future.

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As specialist lawyers, with over 20 years of experience, we are here to help you with your family law needs. If you need help with legal issues relating to children, advice around divorce, help with making a will or dealing with a loved one's estate through probate, we are here to help.

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We understand that you may be going through a difficult time. We’ll give you one point of contact, an experienced lawyer that you can trust and build a relationship with.

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We know it can be stressful waiting for information. We won’t keep you waiting unnecessarily, we will always let you know about progress on your case as soon as we do.

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Legal matters can be complex, especially if it's the first time you've had to deal with them. We'll explain everything to you in simple terms and guide you through the process so that you know what's happening.

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We don't overload our lawyers with too many clients, we keep our workload manageable so that we make sure we are available to you if you need us. If we are busy when you call, we'll always get back to you as soon as we can.

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What can I do to protect my interests?

Co-habitation agreement

We can help protect the legal basis of your relationship, by drafting a co-habitation agreement when you move in together. Such an agreement outlines both parties’ wishes concerning property and other assets. We will also advise you how to protect your share of any property with a declaration of trust and make provision for your partner/children in the event of your death with a will.

What our clients say about us

"Jill gave me great advice throughout the divorce process. her straight-talking but warm style gave me confidence from an early stage. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Jill to anyone in the same situation."

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“I would love to say a big thank you to Angela Lally and Jill Rucklidge for outstanding work. And always there when I needed them through my divorce, I would highly recommend them both.”

"Alison provided a fantastic friendly service. She made me feel at ease and really took time to understand what I needed. She kept me in the loop every step of the way and always responded efficiently and very friendly. I would definitely recommend to friends and family."