COHABITATION AGREEMENTS BOURNEMOUTH 01202 237849
In the United Kingdom the law on cohabitation is wide and varied, for example in Scotland it was actually recently altered back in 2006. In today’s climate, cohabitation is becoming far more popular, the change in family law covered legal cohabitation and cohabitation agreements. This written legal document are based on what is the agreed arrangements for couples living together as cohabiting. Legal cohabitation agreements are getting more and more popular, especially with younger couples and couples who get together having been married or in a long term relationship before. Cohabitation agreements can cover many different things like household goods and anything else, which the couple acquire jointly, during that time and which they use in their shared family home, everything that is bought is presumed to belong to both of them equally, including larger assets like cars and property or emotional buys like dogs or any other pets. Cohabitation agreements are more popular today than they ever were.
COHABITATION AGREEMENTS BOURNEMOUTH – EXACTLY WHAT DO THESE COVER?
Living together before getting married or before moving in together after another marriage or relationship breaks down is a very popular way to live in this day and age. We believe this is why, more than ever, cohabitation agreements are gaining in popularity. Family law in the UK says that any money that is saved from housekeeping, or if a property, car, any assets or household goods are bought regardless of who actually provided most of the money, cohabitants have an equal right to share in any cash or anything that is purchased with it. If you are living together, in a relationship, and are not married, you should probably think about a legal cohabitation agreement. You and you partner should put an agreement in place as soon as possible. If, in the future, the relationship does come to an end, which is possible, without having a cohabitation agreement in place any co habitant can make a claim against the other. This must be done within a year of splitting, especially if they feel that they have been financially disadvantaged as a result of the relationship coming to an end. The UK law also enables a cohabitant to be able to make a legal claim to a share of their partner’s assets and estate if the relationship does come to an end or in the event of their death – please be aware that this type of claim can only be made if their co-habiting partner did not make a will.
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COHABITATION AGREEMENTS BOURNEMOUTH – WHO WILL WE NEED ONE?
Everyone living together in a relationship, no matter the circumstances, who are cohabiting, need to seriously think about a legal agreement. If you feel that your relationship can benefit from having cohabitation agreements or if you are in a situation where you need legal family law advice please get in touch. You may, on the other hand, be about to be separated or have just split up from a partner who you were cohabitating with, our family lawyers, in Bournemouth, are here to advise and help. Pick up the phone today and arrange an appointment to see one of our cohabitation agreements solicitors, just call the phone number above or below or fill out a contact us form at the bottom of this page giving a brief outline of what your situation is.