Did you know that almost half of British adults mistakenly believe that unmarried couples living together have the same rights as legally married couples?
Here at Castelo Solicitors, we help unmarried couples and those who are un-partnered to protect their relationship, in the event of separation or death.
As highly experienced family law solicitors, we can act on behalf of cohabiting couples to safeguard their rights. We are able to negotiate on your behalf and ensure that you have your say while keeping any decision making as collaborative as possible.
No matter how long you have been together, there is still time to make choices and be prepared for the worst. We can help you come to a cohabitation agreement as a written, signed document of who owns (and owes) what at the time of the agreement, the financial arrangements such as how property, assets and income should be shared and how they should be divided if you should split up.
While a cohabiting agreement is not as binding as a marriage certificate a court is likely to uphold the agreement in the event of a dispute.
If you are not married and living together you do not have the same protections as a married couple, simply put, if you problems arise such as separation or death you could face real hardships.
At Castelo Solicitors, we work to ensure the agreement is properly drawn up, with terms that are reasonable to both parties. To make sure you both feel supported we believe it is essential each of you has had separate legal advice on its effect.