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Cohabiting couples have far fewer legal rights than married couples.  It is sensible that a cohabitation agreement is drawn up as soon as possible.

What is a cohabitation agreement?

A cohabitation agreement is a binding contract between you and the person you live with.

What would the cohabitation agreement cover?

The agreement can cover a number of things including:

  • Rent or mortgage payments.
  • Bank accounts.
  • What should happen in the event of long-term illness or the death of one party.

It is important to note that cohabitees have no automatic rights to inherit upon death.

Our Family Law team will be more than happy to discuss what options are available to you.

Family Law Team

emma leedham

Emma Leedham


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Erika Williman

Erika Williman

Head of Family Law/Solicitor

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