Cohabitation & Separation

Cohabitants are the largest growing family type in England and Wales with many couples choosing to live together before getting married or deciding not to get married at all.

Couples may buy property together or pool their income and resources. This leads many people to incorrectly believe they would be considered “common law spouses”. This is not the case.

The rights of cohabitants vary hugely from the rights of married couples, with cohabitants having very little rights at all.

Many couples are now choosing to record their intentions regarding cohabitation and what would happen were the relationship to break down in a Cohabitation Agreement.

At Inspire, we can help you prepare a Cohabitation Agreement and give you clear advice as to what your legal rights are.

If you are unsure of your cohabitation rights following separation, contact us today.


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