Cohabitation Agreements

Cohabitation Solicitors in Gloucestershire

If you are not married or in a civil partnership but living with your partner, a Cohabitation Agreement can protect you in the event your relationship ends.

A Cohabitation Agreement is formalised contract between unmarried couples / cohabitees and typically deals with how debt liability and property will be divided, and how other financial matters, such as support for dependents will be handled if the relationship comes to an end.

Without a Cohabitation Agreement in place, one party could end up with nothing, which is why it is important to have in place the necessary documents to protect both parties.  

For you, your family and your business. For legal advice on Cohabitation Agreements, you can call our Gloucester office on 01452 521286, our Cheltenham office on 01242 264998,  email us at lawyers@langleywellington.co.uk or make an online enquiry.

Cohabitation Agreement Lawyers

Langley Wellington is a leading family law firm and we have been providing expert legal advice to clients across Cheltenham and Gloucester for many years. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional client care and legal services and we have considerable experience in drafting and negotiating effective and robust Cohabitation Agreements.

Our lawyers provide clear, constructive, and tailored advice on these documents, guiding you through the process of setting up a Cohabitation Agreement that will protect your best interests.

 

Your legal rights as an unmarried couple

It is important to understand that unmarried couples, regardless of how long they have been together or even if they have children together, do not have the same legal rights as those who are married or in a civil partnership.

Without a Cohabitation Agreement in place, if one of you dies, gets sick, or if the relationship ends, one party could end up with nothing, which is why it is important to have in place the necessary documents to protect both parties.  A Cohabitation Agreement can help can formalise various matters such as:

  • Property and Assets
  • How both parties contribute to bills, debt, rent and mortgage
  • Finances, e.g. approach to joint bank accounts
  • Life Insurance
  • What would happen to pets
  • How children would be supported
  • Adjustments to pension schemes
  • What would happen in the event of a death
  • Wills & Inheritance

How Langley Wellington help

Seeking expert legal advice from a specialist cohabitation lawyer is the best way to ensure that the agreement protects your best interests in the long term and that it is correctly drafted for the agreement to be considered legally binding. Our team of family lawyers will help you decide on the important factors to include and what does not need to be covered within the document.

Regardless of the complexity of your situation, Langley Wellington can provided tailored legal advice and assistance in relation to cohabitation agreements and any other related legal issues.

For you, your family and your business. For legal advice on Cohabitation Agreements you can call us on 01452 521286, email us at lawyers@langleywellington.co.uk or make an online enquiry.

Other Legal Services

We can also provide specialist legal advice on other areas of law that may be relevant when you are dealing with a family law matter, such Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Estate Management, and Conveyancing.

 

Get in Touch

To find out more about our Family Law Services or to speak with our team, call us or enquire online. We have two offices in Cheltenham (01242 264998) and Gloucester (01452 521286) or you can contact us here.

 

Our Fees

You can choose to be charged for the time actually spent on your case, or in suitable cases, we provide a series of fixed-fee packages that can help you better understand what is required for your case and manage the costs. Some of the fixed fee costs we can offer include:

Initial Consultation We can meet with you to provide you with initial advice and to discuss the options and the way forward with regard to your case for a fixed fee of £150 plus VAT for an up to 1-hour consultation.

If you want to start divorce proceedings/dissolution proceedings with regard to a civil partnership. We can deal with your divorce/ dissolution of civil partnership on the basis that it is undefended for a fixed fee of £600 plus VAT and the court fees which are currently £593. The fee covers us meeting with you to take instructions and to prepare the necessary paperwork, we will go on record at court for you and keep you updated by telephone, letter, and email.

Other fixed fee services include:
• Pre-Nuptial/Post Nuptial Agreement £1,500 + VAT
• Cohabitation/Separation Agreements £1,000 + VAT
• Consent Order £850 + VAT

The fee does not cover advice and assistance with regard to issues concerning children, financial matters, or domestic abuse. We are happy to assist in those areas, and can discuss the cost of doing so with you.

If you decide to take up this Fixed Fee Package, then the total sum is payable in advance for starting work.

How can we help?

Our Fees

You can choose to be charged for the time actually spent on your case, or in suitable cases, we provide a series of fixed-fee packages that can help you better understand what is required for your case and manage the costs. Some of the fixed fee costs we can offer include:

Initial Consultation We can meet with you to provide you with initial advice and to discuss the options and the way forward with regard to your case for a fixed fee of £150 plus VAT for an up to 1-hour consultation.

If you want to start divorce proceedings/dissolution proceedings with regard to a civil partnership. We can deal with your divorce/ dissolution of civil partnership on the basis that it is undefended for a fixed fee of £600 plus VAT and the court fees which are currently £593. The fee covers us meeting with you to take instructions and to prepare the necessary paperwork, we will go on record at court for you and keep you updated by telephone, letter, and email.

Other fixed fee services include:
• Pre-Nuptial/Post Nuptial Agreement £1,500 + VAT
• Cohabitation/Separation Agreements £1,000 + VAT
• Consent Order £850 + VAT

The fee does not cover advice and assistance with regard to issues concerning children, financial matters, or domestic abuse. We are happy to assist in those areas, and can discuss the cost of doing so with you.

If you decide to take up this Fixed Fee Package, then the total sum is payable in advance for starting work.

Our Family Law Team

The family law team will be happy to speak with you regarding all areas of family law, cohabitation, and child law legal matters.
You can find out more about our team by clicking on the links below.

Contact our Solicitors

Langley Wellington is a forward-thinking law firm acting for clients nationwide. Whatever your legal requirements, we are here to help.

Get in touch with our Solicitors today. Call one of our offices on the numbers provided below, or fill out our contact form here. 

Gloucester Office: 01452 521 286
Cheltenham Office: 01242 269 998