Cohabitation Agreements

Contrary to popular belief, when it comes to relationship breakdowns, the assets of unmarried couples are treated differently to those of their married counterparts. This equally true of same-sex and heterosexual relationships.

The notion of “common law” rights is a misconception - there are no automatic right to the sharing of assets following a relationship breakdown. That’s why cohabitation agreements are so important.

Consider a cohab agreement if you have property such as a house, car or other assets.

In long term relationships, cohabitation agreements should be reviewed regularly to take account of circumstances which change over time - for example if you and your partner have, or plan to have, children.