Cohabitation has become increasingly popular in recent years. The downside of this, however, is that cohabiting couples are not afforded the same rights as those who are married or in civil partnerships.
Cohabitation agreements are key to protecting the financial position of both you and your partner should your relationship break down. They cover elements such as who owns property, and what financial contributions are to be made to cover debts and other obligations.
Whether you are looking to draft new arrangements or amend existing ones, you can rely on Lowry Legal to help. Our cohabitation agreement solicitors have many years of experience in putting together strong agreements — however complex the circumstances may be.
How Lowry Legal can Help
Whether you’re moving into your first house together or you’re going your separate ways, Lowry Legal’s cohabitation agreement solicitors’ have years of experience in making this transition as smooth and stress free as possible.
On your list of priorities, alongside a new sofa, should be your cohabitation agreement. We can help you formalise ownership of your new home, protect your deposits, set out who pays for what, and clearly define what would happen if you separated. An agreement such as this can really take the stress out of starting your new life together and make separation so much cleaner and more simple if you were to go your separate ways.
If you need to separate but did not previously have a cohabitation agreement in place, we can help you at every stage of the process towards reaching a sensible deal, even if that means having to go to court.
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Clear Advice From Trusted Cohabitation Agreement Solicitors
A common misconception of common-law marriage leaves many cohabiting couples unaware of how little protection their most valued possessions might have. Lowry Legal’s cohabitation agreement solicitors have helped countless couples to clarify the status of expensive assets like properties and privately-owned businesses. This experience means we’re perfectly placed to help cohabitees to create contracts that provide lasting protection if the worst were to happen and you were to separate.
Whether you’re a couple seeking to outline the future division of equity in your home, or an individual looking to safeguard your property when someone moves in, we can help. Our team excels at developing successful strategies that suit your circumstances and meet your goals. To find out more, contact us today.
Lowry Legal’s cohabitation agreement solicitors work towards the core values that have made us one of the UK’s leading boutique law firms. Our principles are:
Because we want you to fully understand your legal footing, we avoid using confusing jargon. Instead, we use plain, simple language to make your options as clear and easy as possible.
Our cohabitation agreement solicitors recognise that some cases can be more complex than others. If necessary, we can utilise external experts to assist with your circumstances.
We know that there’s no such thing as a ‘typical’ cohabitee. Lowry’s cohabitation agreement solicitors will work tirelessly to find the best possible way to approach your situation..
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When it comes to arranging cohabitation agreements, no two cases are ever the same. No matter the situation, Lowry Legal will look at your entire journey as we work to find the best resolution for you. Find out more about us here.