Cohabitation/Unmarried Rights


Cohabitiation Solicitors

The terms cohabitation or “common law” partners commonly refer to two unrelated individuals who share a residence without any legal registration of their relationship. For people in this situation, a cohabitation agreement can protect their financial interests should the relationship end.

Although unromantic, creating a cohabitation agreement as an unmarried couple can outline how debt liability and property will be divided and how other financial matters will be handled should the relationship end. It is also recommended to create an agreement if you move in with a friend or family member – you do not have to be romantically involved with the person.

Solicitor for Cohabitation Agreement 

With offices in March and Wisbech, our lawyers have the means to support clients in the Fens and across Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Lincolnshire. We understand the unfortunate circumstances that could arise should a couple live together without a cohabitation agreement. In the worst cases, one party could end up with nothing following relationship breakdown, illness or death – highlighting the importance of implementing the necessary documents.

We have extensive experience assisting clients in drafting and implementing their cohabitation agreements. We will help you to consider a plethora of aspects to ensure that the agreement is as comprehensive as possible, including the following:

  • Assets and property.
  • Finances, including joint bank accounts or income.
  • Life insurance.
  • Pets.
  • Children.
  • Pensions
  • Death.
  • Wills and inheritance.

If you are looking for family law advice, please contact our experienced solicitors and chartered legal executives for cohabitation agreements today on 01945 583194 (Wisbech) or 01354 652606 (March), or email Alternatively, you can fill in our contact form. 

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March and Wisbech Solicitors

Bowsers Solicitors are local solicitors for the local community. Although we understand that it can be daunting to enter a cohabitation agreement, being without one could be detrimental to you or your cohabitee. Cohabitation agreements are an excellent way to ensure that you and your family are protected, as they are formatted in a similar way to prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.

Our Cambridgeshire-based lawyers will explain your rights and options to you in a way that is easy to understand, ensuring that you are fully aware of your obligations. In addition, we will work with you to update your existing agreement when necessary.

To speak to one of our friendly yet professional family solicitors and chartered legal executives today, please call 01945 583194 (Wisbech) or 01354 652606 (March), or email Alternatively, you can fill in our contact form

Cohabitation Solicitor Cambridgeshire

Many people are unaware that even if you have lived with someone for an extended period or have children together, you still do not have the same rights as if you were married or in a civil partnership.

To ensure that you have specific entitlements should circumstances change, whether in the event of a relationship breakdown, illness or death, you should enter into a bespoke cohabitation agreement.

Whilst it is always advisable to seek legal advice when entering into any binding agreement, it is not mandatory. However, with cohabitation agreements, failure to seek the necessary advice could mean it is not legally binding. In addition, it is essential to update the agreement with your partner when your circumstances change, much as you would with a Will, to ensure it accurately reflects your situation.

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Wisbech Office

15 South Brink
PE13 1JL

March Office

10 Market Place
PE15 9JQ