It may come as a surprise to know that in the UK, 71% of divorcees do not discuss pensions. Given that retirement plans are usually the greatest asset in marriage, this is often very damaging and rather nonsensical. It is therefore important couples have a good…
Living Together Agreements
A Living Together Agreement is an option for couples living together who do not wish to get married or to enter into a civil partnership. A Living Together Agreement will set down the terms of your co-habitation, including how much of the mortgage each partner pays and your contributions to household bills and other living expenses. You can also state what will happen to jointly-owned property and other assets in the event of your relationship coming to an end.
Our solicitors can help you draft your living together agreement concerning matters including how much of the mortgage each partner pays and your contributions to household bills and other expenses.
Co-habitation is increasingly popular, and simply means that two people live together as partners without the formality of marriage or a civil partnership. Our specialist solicitors can guide you through all aspects of co-habitation law, including your legal rights if your relationship should break down, and provide clear, practical advice on protecting your interests.
A co-habitation agreement sets outs the legal position with regard to jointly-owned property and other assets. Without a co-habitation agreement, a partner whose name does not appear on the title deed will have no legal rights to the property in the event of the relationship breaking down. Your co-habitation agreement can encompass a number of aspects, such as:
- The percentage of the property that is owned by each of you
- The amount that each of you will contribute to the mortgage
- The amount that each partner pays towards bills and other household expenses
- What will happen to the property in the event of the relationship breaking down in the future
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Preparation for the first meeting.
If possible, go along to the first meeting with your solicitor with a list of the matrimonial assets and liabilities that you are aware of which will help to streamline the first meeting. Raise any concerns you have with your…