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Cohabitation Agreements Glasgow

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Increasingly, couples don’t live together before they marry. Instead, many just continue cohabit, without getting married.

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This has been recognised through cohabitation rights in Scotland. Since 2006, couples who are (or were) living together, have the opportunity to make a claim against their former cohabitant for financial losses suffered during the relationship in the interest of the other cohabitant.

It is also open to a former cohabitant to make a claim in the event of the death of their cohabitant provided that they have passed away without a will.

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Drawing Up A Cohabitation Agreement

Unlike married couples, cohabitants do not have an entitlement to certain money and property, they only have the right to make a claim. The time limits for doing so are strict and it is important to seek advice from a cohabitation solicitor promptly when your relationship ends.

A cohabitation agreement can help your claim.

You may be thinking, “what is a cohabitation agreement?”

The simple answer is that it is similar to a prenuptial agreement, but for a couple that is not married. It can cover many aspects of life, including:

  • Property ownership.
  • Childcare.
  • Assets such as pensions and life insurance.

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Our sympathetic team of family law solicitors will assess your circumstances and provide guidance to ensure that you take the best course of action to resolve the situation.

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Cohabitation agreements in the UK can help you define and protect your share of assets.

Our cohabitation solicitors can help you write up a cohabitation agreement that is agreeable to everyone. 

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