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Cohabitation Agreements

Cohabitation Agreements and Advice for Unmarried Couples

Marriage isn’t for everyone. More and more couples are choosing to make a commitment to each other without marriage or a civil partnership. However, don’t be fooled into thinking that you develop the same rights as a married couple.

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Dispelling the Myth of 'Common Law Marriage'

There is no such thing as a ‘Common Law Marriage’. Have you made the decision to move in with someone? Or are you planning on buying a property with another person?

If you have made the decision to live together, make the decision to establish the framework for your partnership by entering into a Cohabitation Agreement which can set out the nature of your financial relationship whilst you’re living together and establishes your rights should that relationship break down.


Why enter into a Cohabitation Agreement?

These agreements bring certainty to a complex area of the law. They are particularly useful in circumstances were parties to a relationship are contributing unequal amounts to the purchase price of a property.


Separation - Advice for Unmarried Couples

If you live together and your relationship has broken down we can advise you in relation to your financial separation. Although there has been talk of reforming the law in this area these cases are still dealt with under strict property and trust laws. In some cases it may also be possible to make a financial claim on behalf of any children of the relationship.

We also have the expertise in our Property and Tax teams to address specific issues that frequently arise in such cases.


We have specialist family solicitors who can draft a Cohabitation Agreement tailored to your individual needs. Please contact Samantha Hickman on 0117 314 5435.

Thank you for everything you and your team did for us. Because of your help, we have a wonderful relationship with our grandaughter, who is now 5 years old and is loving spending time with all her family, she has a fantastic relationship with her dad. 

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Our experienced family law and divorce solicitors can advise you on all aspects of your relationship, a relationship breakdown or even a new relationship.

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Samantha Hickman - Family Law & Divorce Solicitor in Bristol - VWV Solicitors Law Firm
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Lucy Barr - Family Law & Divorce Solicitor in Birmingham - VWV Solicitors
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