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Cohabitation Agreement Solicitors

Cohabitation agreements, also known as relationship agreements, are becoming increasingly popular among couples who are choosing to live together without getting married. This because in the UK, the law does not recognise cohabitation rights and cohabiting couples separation rights are very limited. The cohabitation agreement outlines the rights and responsibilities of each partner in the relationship and can be especially important in the event of a separation or cohabitee dispute. If you are considering entering into a cohabitation agreement, it is important to seek the services of a specialist cohabitation solicitor. The family law team at Tyrer Roxburgh can help.

Cohabitation Agreement Expertise

Tyrer Roxburgh has specialist cohabitation agreement solicitors that can provide you with expert advice and assistance in creating a legally binding cohabitation agreement.

Expertise: Tyrer Roxburgh has a dedicated family law solicitors that specialise in cohabitation agreements. They have extensive knowledge and experience in this area of law, ensuring that your agreement is comprehensive and legally sound.

Customisation: Every relationship is unique, and a cohabitation agreement should reflect the specific needs and circumstances of the couple. Tyrer Roxburgh can work with you to tailor the agreement to your requirements, ensuring that it covers all important aspects and protects your interests.

Legal Advice: Creating a cohabitation agreement involves understanding the legal implications and potential consequences. Tyrer Roxburgh can provide you with expert legal advice, explaining your rights and obligations under the agreement and ensuring that you are fully informed before making any decisions.

Mediation and Dispute Resolution: In the unfortunate event of a cohabitee dispute, having a well-drafted cohabitation agreement can help facilitate a smoother resolution. Tyrer Roxburgh can offer mediation services to help resolve any conflicts that may arise and provide guidance on the best course of action in such situations.

By choosing Tyrer Roxburgh’s cohabitation agreement solicitors, you can have peace of mind knowing that your rights and interests are protected.

We start proceedings with a fixed fee 1 hour consultation for £150 (plus VAT). This time can be used to discuss any family law matter whether it be a cohabitation agreement, cohabitee dispute or any other family law matter. During this initial consultation we will provide an overview of the relevant law and answer any questions that relate to your specific circumstances.

If you would like to listen to a discussion about cohabitation rights in the UK, family lawyer Vasoulla Constantinou participated in a Podcast in which Cohabitation rights are clearly outlined in a lively discussion. Visit Spotify to listen. 

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The Purpose of a Cohabitation AgreementCohabitation Agreement Solicitors

A cohabitation agreement can include various provisions and clauses to address the specific needs and circumstances of the couple. Here are some common elements that can be included:

Financial matters

The agreement can outline how expenses will be shared between the partners, how income and assets will be divided, and whether there will be any financial support in the event of a separation.

Property rights


It can specify the ownership and division of property, including the family home, savings and investments and personal belongings. This can help protect the interests of both partners and clarify what will happen to assets in case of a breakup.

Debt responsibility

The agreement can address how debts incurred during the relationship will be allocated between the partners. It can define who is responsible for paying off specific debts and how joint debts will be handled.

Child arrangements and support

If the couple has children or plans to have children, the cohabitation agreement can include provisions regarding child arrangements and financial support. This can help establish clear guidelines and minimise potential conflicts in the future.

Dispute resolution

The agreement can outline how cohabitee disputes between the partners will be resolved, whether through mediation, arbitration or another method. Having a predetermined process for resolving conflicts can help prevent lengthy and costly legal battles.

Termination or expiration

The agreement can specify the conditions under which the agreement will terminate or expire, such as marriage, the purchase of a property together, or after a certain period of time. This can provide flexibility and allow for future changes in the relationship.

Why Use the Services of a Cohabitation Agreement Solicitor

It may be tempting to try and draft your own agreement or to try and find a cohabitation agreement template however we strongly advise that you consult with a cohabitation agreement solicitor. Here’s why:

Fair, reasonable and enforceable

A cohabitation agreement is a legally binding contract. It is important to have a solicitor who is well-versed in family law to help you draft and review the agreement. Specialist cohabitation agreement solicitors will have a thorough understanding of the legalities involved and can ensure that the agreement is legally sound and enforceable.

Tailored to Your Needs

Every relationship is unique, and a cohabitation agreement should reflect that, which is why using cohabitation agreement templates is never advisable. A cohabitation agreement solicitor can work with you and your partner to create an agreement that is tailored to your specific needs and circumstances. They can also provide guidance on what should be included in the agreement to ensure that it covers all important aspects of your relationship and that you both understand the legal implications.

Negotiation and Mediation

In some cases, couples may have different ideas about what should be included in a cohabitation agreement. Cohabitation agreement solicitors will act as a neutral third party to help to facilitate negotiations between the couple. They can also provide mediation services to help resolve any disputes that may arise during the drafting process.

Legal Advice

Cohabitation agreement solicitors will provide you with legal advice throughout the process of creating and signing the agreement. They can explain the legal implications of the agreement and answer any questions you may have. This can give you peace of mind knowing that you fully understand the terms and conditions of the agreement.

Enforceability

One of the main reasons for having a cohabitation agreement is to ensure that it is legally enforceable in the event of a separation or dispute. A cohabitation agreement solicitor can help ensure that the agreement is drafted in a way that is fair, legally binding and enforceable. This can save you time, money and stress in the future.