Cohabitation Agreement Solicitors Matlock

If you are living together with your partner it is wise to obtain legal advice to see what you are and what you are not legally obligating yourself to.

Cohabitation Agreements Law

Currently, in England and Wales, there is no separate law governing Cohabitees. Many incorrectly believe that after a couple has lived together as “husband and wife” for 6 months they become Common Law Husband and Wife.

It is commonly thought that once you are “Common law Married” you gain rights as if you had been married. Please be aware that living together does NOT confer any special rights or any route to a special legal remedy. It does not matter how many years you may live with someone: there is no special legal status.

The links which may give some rights between a cohabiting couple are links as joint owners of property or links as joint parents of children.

It is possible to enter into a Cohabitation agreement with your partner. In this way, you can make formal provision for what will happen on the breakdown of your relationship. This must be handled formally and properly by cohabitation agreement solicitors with full knowledge of the financial matters and with the benefit of legal advice.

Our specialist team of cohabitation agreement lawyers will be able to guide you through the process. Lovedays Solicitors was established in 1905 and our team have been helping people deal with family problems throughout that time. We have offices in both Matlock and Wirksworth and cover Ashbourne, Bakewell and the whole of Derbyshire.

Know your Financial Rights as a Cohabiting Couple

Want to learn more about the financial rights you have as an umarried couple? Our cohabitation solicitors provide further information on cohabitating couples separation rights in regards to financial claims for children, claims over property and buying, selling or transferring the legal title of a property.

A Deed Of Trust

If you are buying a house together you should obtain detailed advice on the formal legal ownership of that property and how the way you “hold” that property will affect the future of who is entitled to what share in the property. It may be advisable for you to enter into a Deed of Trust which separately deals with the way in which your shares or interest in the joint property are dealt with formally.

Buying A Property

If you are buying a property our conveyancing department will be happy to help you with this.

Please click here for further details.

Making A Will

If you are planning to live together or to marry you should consider making a new Will to ensure that your wishes are settled in the event of anything happening to you. Our Wills and Probate department will be happy to assist you in this respect.

Please click here for further details

Make An Enquiry

If you would like to get in touch with our cohabitation agreement solicitors please either call us on 01629 56660 or make a Free Online Enquiry.

To request an appointment please click here

  • Dealing with Joanne at Lovedays Family department was always a positive experience. She made sure I fully understood my legal situation and her communication style, always so clear and concise, helped me navigate my way through a difficult time.

  • I worked with Joanne Joyce and the team at Lovedays when my relationship broke down suddenly and I needed to understand my next steps in what was both a frightening, unexpected and complicated situation. Joanne was both supportive and informative and helped me gain closure swiftly, cleanly and without prolonged mitigation. I would recommend Lovedays highly to anybody who needs legal support.
  • Joanne was absolutely brilliant throughout the whole process of my family matter. Joanne provided sound pragmatic advice whilst being empathetic and truly supportive. Joanne was always quick and responsive at all times and always provided such sound advice, which I am and always will be so grateful for. Super professional service all around, delivered in a friendly and relaxed manner whilst providing reassurance at one of the most difficult and testing points in your life. I would not hesitate in recommending Joanne.

    About Lovedays

    Lovedays Solicitors, Potter and Co Solicitors and Andrew Macbeth Cash and Co Solicitors are the trading names of Derbyshire Legal Services Limited which is a company registered in England and Wales under company number 08838592. Registered office Sherwood House, 1 Snitterton Road, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3LZ.

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