Cohabitation without marriage is becoming an increasingly popular option for many couples. Unfortunately however we find that many couples tend to rely on the myth that in living together they are acquiring rights by being a ‘common law wife’ or ‘common law husband’.
It is important therefore to give some thought to your arrangements before you cohabit. We can provide advice on the important matters to consider and how the Court would view your arrangements, given the nature of the relationship.
We have advised many clients on the merits of entering into a Cohabitation Agreement as a way of protecting their rights and setting out how assets will be dealt with should the relationship break down, thus minimising the stress and costs of any later Court proceedings.