If you live with your partner but are not married or registered as civil partners, it’s important to realise that your relationship has no recognition under the law. This means that if you should end up separating from your partner, neither of you have any legal responsibilities to one another. Obviously, this can spell disaster if you have reached the point of living together, as one member of the ex-couple will have no legal claim to the house if it is in the other partner’s name.
In order to avoid this and other unpleasant issues, it’s advisable to draw up a cohabitation agreement, allowing you to be treated as a married couple in some senses (such as mortgage applications and child maintenance). This is an effective way of protecting the future of both partners and ensures that both of you are treated fairly in the event of a separation.
If you’re looking to draw up a cohabitation agreement, our cohabitation pack is the ideal choice for you. It’s drafted by qualified legal professionals, and costs just a fraction of the price of hiring a solicitor. Easy to fill out and requiring no legal knowledge, it’s the perfect way to protect your future.
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