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The Law in the United Kingdom on couples who live together whilst not married is very wide and varied, in fact in Scotland it was recently changed in 2006, something that was needed as in today’s world, cohabitation is becoming more popular and a way for couples and families living together. This change covered in the main cohabitation and the real need for legal cohabitation agreements. This written legal agreement is based on what is the agreed arrangements for couples who are not married but are living together in the same house.
There are different reasons that legal cohabitation agreements are getting popular, with more younger couples living together for the first time and couples who get together having been married before or who had been in a long term relationship previously. A cohabitation agreement covers different subjects but are mainly for assets which the couple acquire jointly, no matter who spent most, during that time and which they use in their shared family home. It is worth noting that everything that is bought in this way belongs to both partners equally, this can include the large assets like cars and property or dogs, cats and any other pets. Cohabitation agreements are more popular in today’s society than they ever were.
COHABITATION AGREEMENTS DERBY – WHAT DOES THIS AGREEMENT COVER?
With so many people living together before getting married. This type of arrangement is popular for couples moving in together after another marriage or relationship breaks down and a very common way to live in this day and age. More than ever, cohabitation agreements are gaining in popularity. Family law in the UK states that any money that is saved up from housekeeping, or any assets or household goods that are bought, regardless of who actually provided most of the money, each partner has an equal right to share in anything, including savings or cash.
If you do live together and feel your relationship is serious but you are not yet married, you should think about a legal cohabitation agreement. You and you partner should put an agreement or document in place as soon as possible. Without having a cohabitation agreement in place any co habitant can make a claim against the other, as long as it is done within a year of the couple splitting AND if either feel they have been financially disadvantaged as a result of the relationship breaking up. In the United Kingdom the law also states that a cohabitant would be able to make a legal claim to a share of their partner’s estate or assets and in the event of a partners death – this type of claim can only be made if their co-habiting partner did not make a legal will.
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If you are a couple who live together in a serious relationship and are not yet married, no matter the background or circumstances, you need to seriously think about getting a a legal agreement drafted by a family solicitor. You will be very surprised to know that your relationship can benefit from having a cohabitation agreement in place.
On the other hand, you may be about to be separated or have just split up from a partner who you were cohabiting with, our family solicitors Derby, are here to help. Give us a call today and arrange an appointment to see one of our cohabitation agreement solicitors, just phone the number above or below or fill out a contact us form at the bottom of this page.