Unlike married couples, those that decide to live together as opposed to marry are not treated in the same way as married couples should they separate.
If you are living with someone and either want to protect your property or what’s acquired before you met or make provision for property that you both acquire in the future, a cohabitation agreement sets out the arrangement in relation to finances and property.
Each relationship is different and at Jordans Solicitors we will take the time to understand your relationship and meet your needs.
If you are in a relationship and planning to marry in the future and have property or assets that you might not want your new partner to have in the event of a divorce, a prenuptial agreement can be the solution you need to reduce uncertainties or to clarify what should happen with property on divorce.
A prenuptial agreement whilst not legally binding can carry some considerable weight in the event of a relationship breakdown.
To ensure your prenuptial agreement is given the most weight at court, certain procedures have to be followed such as having independent legal advice and there being full disclosure of finances.
Our experienced family solicitors can give you expert legal advice on how to ensure the procedures are followed and protect you as far as possible.
Every pre-nuptial agreement is different as relationships are different; let Jordans family solicitors cater for your individual needs.
Frequently asked questions about Cohabitation Agreements in the UK
A cohabitation agreement can be prepared at any time during your relationship, but you should particularly consider it if:
- You are buying a house together, but have contributed different shares to the deposit;
- You are moving into your partner’s house and will be contributing to the monthly mortgage instalments;
- Your partner is coming to live in your house.
Every Cohabitation Agreement will be tailored to meet your individual circumstances, and the cost will depend on your particular needs. Please call us and we will be happy to give you an estimate of our costs. We may be able to prepare an agreement for a fixed fee, starting at £600 plus VAT.
Frequently asked questions about Pre-nuptial Agreements in the UK
Yes, you can vary an existing pre-nuptial agreement. It is very important that you each receive independent legal advice before doing this, and that any variation is prepared by a professional to ensure it is effective. Alternatively, if you are married and never entered a pre-nuptial agreement, but now want to make an agreement about what should happen if you divorce, we can help you prepare a post-nuptial agreement.
Every Pre-nuptial Agreement will be tailored to meet your individual circumstances, and the cost will depend on your particular needs. Please call us and we will be happy to give you an estimate of our costs. We may be able to prepare an agreement for a fixed fee, starting at £750 plus VAT.
Any agreement may have a massive impact on your future financial security. It is very important that you are properly advised on the agreement before you sign it.
Contacting a solicitor does not need to be daunting. For a free 30 minute consultation with a family solicitor in Wakefield, Dewsbury or Horsforth about cohabitation agreements or pre-nuptial agreements, call 0330 300 1103 or request a call-back.