Entering into a Cohabitation Agreement

Based in Plymouth, our team of solicitors can guide you through the process of creating a cohabitation agreement, a clear legal framework that protects the rights and interests of couples who live together without being married.

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The Process of Drafting a Cohabitation Agreement

Drafting a cohabitation agreement is a collaborative and tailored process. Our team of experienced family law solicitors work closely with you to understand your specific needs and concerns. We begin by gathering information about your financial situations, assets, and any other relevant considerations so we can create an agreement that reflects your mutual understanding and protects the interests of both parties.

What Should a Cohabitation Agreement Include?

A well-crafted cohabitation agreement should address various aspects of your relationship, offering clarity and protection for both parties. At CWC Solicitors, we ensure that your agreement covers issues such as property ownership, financial responsibilities, and arrangements for the future. We will guide you through the process, helping you consider factors that may arise in the event of a separation or other unforeseen circumstances.

Why CWC Solicitors?

CWC Solicitors stands out for its commitment to excellence in family law, including cohabitation agreements. Our team brings a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of the legal intricacies surrounding cohabiting couples.

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FAQ’s

Why do cohabiting couples need a cohabitation agreement?

Cohabitation agreements provide legal protection by defining financial responsibilities, property ownership, and other aspects of the relationship, reducing potential conflicts in the future.

Is a cohabitation agreement legally binding?

Yes, if properly drafted and executed, a cohabitation agreement can be legally binding. CWC solicitors ensure that the agreement meets all legal requirements.

When is the best time to create a cohabitation agreement?

Ideally, a cohabitation agreement should be created early in the relationship to establish clear expectations. However, it can be drafted at any stage of cohabitation.

Can a cohabitation agreement be changed or updated?

Yes, a cohabitation agreement can be amended if both parties agree to the changes. Our cohabitation agreement solicitors can assist in updating the agreement to reflect new circumstances.

What happens if we separate without a cohabitation agreement?

Without a cohabitation agreement, property and financial matters may become contentious. Having an agreement in place can streamline the separation process and reduce the risk of conflict.

What if one party refuses to sign a cohabitation agreement?

While it is best for both parties to voluntarily agree to the terms, refusal to sign may indicate areas of disagreement. Our solicitors can offer guidance on how to address such situations.

Can a cohabitation agreement be enforced in court?

Yes, if properly drafted and meeting legal requirements, a cohabitation agreement can be enforced in court. Our cohabitation agreement solicitors ensure that the agreement is legally sound.

Do cohabitation agreements expire after a certain period?

Cohabitation agreements do not have a set expiration date. However, it’s advisable to review and update the agreement periodically to reflect any changes in circumstances.

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