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What is a Cohabitation Agreement?

It is an agreement between unmarried parties who wish to regulate the terms of their relationship and how assets would be divided in the event that the relationship breaks down. 

If you are planning on living with or are already living with your partner, you may wish to enter into a Cohabitation Agreement to regulate how you are to own your property.

More and more, Cohabitation Agreements are being used to provide clarity for unmarried couples wishing to regulate the terms of their relationship. An agreement can provide written evidence of what you intended at the outset, as to your respective ownership of property, and what you each intend to happen in the future.

Cohabitation Agreements can clarify:

  • Respective ownership of property;
  • The ownership of personal belongings;
  • Respective contributions towards the mortgage and household outgoings;
  • Respective liability for overdrafts, credit card debts, and other liabilities;
  • Ownership of bank accounts and cars;
  • Financial provision for children.

We can also help you to secure a fair financial settlement from your ex- partner when the relationship breaks down.

Our Approach & Our Experience

Often, unmarried couples are unclear about the extent of their legal rights. 

Our team will help you make informed choices in resolving practical issues resulting from either a relationship breakdown or advising you on wealth protection issues prior to cohabitation. 

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Our Promise

The Myerson Promise - Our Partners, team of lawyers and support staff commit to giving our clients more.

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To always give you clear, jargon-free advice.
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To be completely transparent about our fees from the outset.
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Progress every matter in an efficient and timely matter.

Our Core Values

Our core values are at the centre of everything we do.

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We are always professional but ensure that we are friendly and approachable.
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We are determined and enthusiastic about supporting our clients and our people.
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We willingly take responsibility and can be relied on to be commercial, effective and efficient.

Meet Our Specialists

Home-grown or recruited from national, regional or City firms. Our specialists are experts in their fields and respected by their peers.

Jane Tenquist

Jane Tenquist

Jane is a Partner and Head of the Family Law Team

Nichola Bright

Nichola Bright

Nichola is a Senior Solicitor in our Family Law department

Holly Atkins

Holly Atkins

Holly is a Trainee Solicitor in our Family department

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