Cohabitation Dispute Resolution
As family lawyers, we have a lot of experience in settling disputes between couples. If you and your partner are unable to agree on the details of your agreement, we can recommend services such as mediation, which may help to resolve matters between you. We can also help you with constructive negotiations through strong, expert legal guidance and representation.
Separation of Cohabiting Couples
Unmarried couples in the UK can separate without going through a legal process. However, in terms of property and joint assets, breaking up an established home can often be difficult and you may not know what you are entitled to. This can be particularly true if you did not make a cohabitation agreement or if your circumstances changed significantly since you made one. If you have children, you may also need help with deciding on future care arrangements.
Our qualified solicitors can offer advice and put you in touch with other professionals to help to you achieve the best possible result.
Declaration of Trust
If you’re buying a property with a partner or living in a property that they own, it can be wise to set up a Declaration of Trust. These documents provide a record of the proportions in which property is held and set out how the proceeds would be divided if the property is ever sold.