Cohabitation in Ascot: Expert Legal Advice for Unmarried Couples

Cohabitation is an arrangement where two people decide to live together without getting married. It is a popular choice for many couples, and it comes with its own set of legal implications. Our expert solicitors can help you understand your legal rights and obligations when living together as an unmarried couple.

At WLS Solicitors, we have a team of experienced solicitors who can guide you through the legal aspects of cohabitation. We understand that every couple’s situation is unique, and we take a personalised approach to help you achieve the best possible outcome. Whether you need advice on property ownership, financial arrangements, or children’s issues, we are here to provide you with the support you need.

Legal Definition of Cohabitation

A cohabiting couple is defined as two people who are living together as if they are not married or in a civil partnership. This includes couples who are in a romantic relationship or who are simply sharing a home. It is important to note that cohabitation does not provide the same legal protections as marriage or civil partnership.

Rights of Cohabiting Couples

Cohabiting couples do not have the same legal rights as married couples or those in civil partnerships. However, there are some legal protections available to cohabiting couples.

It is important for cohabiting couples to consider creating a cohabitation agreement, which can outline how assets and finances will be divided in the event of a separation. This can provide some legal protection for both partners and help to avoid lengthy and costly legal battles.

Services Offered 

At WLS Solicitors, we understand the complexities and challenges that can arise from cohabitation. We offer a range of services to help our clients navigate these issues and protect their rights.

Cohabitation Agreements

One of the key services we offer is the drafting and negotiation of cohabitation agreements. These agreements can help protect both parties in the event of a separation, by setting out clear terms for property ownership, financial contributions, and other important matters.

Our team of cohabitation lawyers in Malvern can help you create a customised agreement that reflects your specific needs and circumstances. We can also provide guidance on the legal implications of the agreement.

Property and Financial Disputes

Property and financial disputes can be a major source of conflict for cohabiting couples. 

We can help you navigate complex issues such as property ownership, mortgage payments, and other financial matters. Our goal is to help you achieve a fair and equitable resolution that protects your rights and interests.

Children and Parental Responsibility

For cohabiting couples with children, issues related to parental responsibility and child arrangements can be particularly challenging.  We can provide guidance and support on these matters, helping you navigate the complex legal landscape and protect your rights as a parent.

Separation and Negotiation Support

Finally, we offer support and guidance to clients who are going through a separation or negotiating the terms of their cohabitation.  We can provide advice on your legal rights and obligations, help you negotiate a fair settlement, and represent you in court if necessary.

We understand that separation can be a difficult and emotional process, and our goal is to provide you with the support and guidance you need to navigate this challenging time.