Living together & cohabitation
With a rising number of Kent couples choosing to live together rather than to marry, a cohabitation agreement is recommended.
If you are living together, or just thinking about it, you need to decide how your home, family finances, insurances and pensions are to be owned and managed and what is to happen to your children should one of you die or the relationship end.
We recommend couples in Kent to enter into a cohabitation agreement that clearly sets out how things are to be done while you are together and what is to happen should you no longer live together.
What is a cohabitation agreement?
A cohabitation agreement (or living together agreement) is a record of what a couple has agreed about how they will own and share things.
The terms to be included in the cohabitation agreement are a matter for the parties involved, however it is extremely important that both parties seek independent legal advice. The agreement can include details about property, payment of the mortgage, outgoings, ownership of contents, liability for debt, ownership of bank accounts and much more.
If your relationship breaks down we can advise you on your rights in relation to children, the home and finance.
Our experienced cohabitation solicitors in Kent are sensitive to the emotional issues that you may be facing. Our lawyers belong to Resolution, an organisation committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes. It’s a non-confrontational approach, considering the needs of the whole family and especially the interests of children.