Our cohabitation solicitors can help you and your partner draw up a cohabitation agreement, also known as a Living together agreement.
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Cohabitants do not have the same rights as a married couple, and thus in the event of a relationship breakdown one person could end up with everything, the other with nothing.
Of course a cohabitation agreement can sound unromantic, but more and more couples are covering themselves with this legal document to save financial heartache and emotional stress further down the line, should their relationship come to an end. Forbes are helping take the stigma out of these agreements with their friendly service.
Forbes expert solicitors understand that this cohabitation agreement, also known as a living together agreement, can seem daunting and perhaps very business-like and unloving. Forbes Solicitors have a specialised team to work with couples to help them better understand and agree on the terms of their cohabitation agreement, all in a friendly and helpful environment.
Similar to a prenuptial agreement, this Living together agreement covers couples if they end their relationship and can outline exactly what they take from the dissolved relationship, and if they have to pay towards certain things. A cohabitation agreement can outline :
Here at Forbes, we have a team of sympathetic and understand solicitors who can work with both parties to outline exactly what elements will be introduced into this agreement. Working with you to decide who owns what and how financial support will be paid should it be required.
We deal with many cases concerning cohabitation agreements. For example, we can help establish who owns a house and discern whether the other party has any financial interest and what the chances are of that person claiming any financial gains should the relationship end. This includes houses that may be solely in the other party's name.
Seeking expert advice from Forbes is the first step in ensuring both parties walk away from a relationship, should it break down, with exactly what they are owed, outlining all assets and financial implications along the way.
We tailor all our services, including those involving cohabitation agreements, to make sure we can offer the most personal and cost effective solution and our friendly advisors will help you draw up a cohabitation agreement, or if you already have one, advise you on any disputes.
As mentioned above, a cohabitation agreement is a great way to ensure that, should a co-habiting couple go their separate ways in their relationship, their assets are distributed as they wish. You may be considering a cohabitation agreement yourself but are unsure how the current climate could affect your chances of successfully having one drawn up, when times are so uncertain at the minute. This being said, that could be exactly why you would want to have your cohabitation rights drawn up now, at a time when no one is entirely sure of what the near future holds.
If you are not already co-habiting but are in a relationship, you may be wondering what the current lockdown rules mean for your current contact. Here, we endeavour to answer any Covid-19 cohabitation uncertainties and explain exactly how Forbes, as co-habitation agreement solicitors, can help.
Unfortunately, as it stands at the moment, the public are not to have contact with anyone outside of their household unless it is from a 2-metre distance, which makes it nearly impossible to maintain a relationship if you are not currently co-habiting with your partner. It seems that, with this decision suddenly put into place, that couples who are not already co-habiting should either make the decision to move into a co-habiting relationship or remain apart until restrictions are lifted. If you have made the former decision, then it might be worth thinking about contacting a professional co-habitation agreement solicitor to discuss your co-habitation rights.
If you have decided to take out a co-habitation agreement or, in fact, already have one, you may be wondering how the current pandemic will affect your services from your co-habitation agreements solicitor, should you need them.
At Forbes, we would like to assure all clients, both current and new, that should you feel the need to draw up a co-habitation agreement, or would like to amend one that already exists, then you can do so with us. Despite the current situation and the closure of our offices, we would like to assure you that we are doing our utmost to ensure that working remotely does not affect the professionalism and reliability of our services, so please do not hesitate to get in touch. We believe that, in the current circumstances, many couples may have been pushed into co-habitation slightly quicker than they perhaps normally would have moved into together, which is why in some cases a co-habitation agreement can be necessary.
Our professional team can provide experience and knowledge when it comes to putting in place agreements such as who owns the property in which you are residing and whether a particular party has expressed any financial interest. Despite the current situation, our phone line and emails are open and we, as professional co-habitation solicitors, would be more than happy to discuss your options with you.
With every individual case being different, it's difficult to say exactly how much you can expect to pay for a consultation or to draw up a co-habitation agreement with Forbes Solicitors. The cost of our services will depend on the level of work that is required from us. With this being said, we are more than happy to discuss your case and come to a financial agreement that works for everyone involved. We understand completely the financial impact that Covid-19 is going to have on a lot of people and are determined to ensure that each and every one of our clients receives the help that they deserve. For professional help with your co-habitation agreement, contact Forbes today.