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Cohabitation: Understanding Your Legal Rights

Welcome to United Solicitors, where we believe in providing comprehensive legal guidance tailored to your specific needs. Cohabitation, the act of living together without being married, is a significant aspect of modern relationships. However, it comes with its own set of legal considerations and complexities. Whether you’re considering cohabiting, already living with your partner, or facing issues related to cohabitation, United Solicitors is here to help you navigate through the legal landscape with clarity and confidence.

Understanding Cohabitation:

Cohabitation has become increasingly common in today’s society, with many couples choosing to live together before or instead of getting married. While cohabitation offers certain benefits such as companionship and shared expenses, it’s essential to understand the legal implications, especially in the event of a breakup or unforeseen circumstances.

Legal Rights and Responsibilities:

Contrary to popular belief, Cohabiting couples do not have the same legal rights and protections as married couples. Without a formal legal agreement in place, assets, property, and finances can become sources of contention in case of separation or death. At United Solicitors, we can help you understand your rights and responsibilities as a cohabiting couple and guide you through the process of creating a cohabitation agreement to protect your interests.

Cohabitation Agreements:

A Cohabitation agreement is a legal document that outlines the rights and obligations of each partner in a cohabiting relationship. It can cover various aspects such as property ownership, financial contributions, household expenses, and arrangements for children, if any. Our experienced solicitors will work closely with you to draft a customized cohabitation agreement that reflects your wishes and safeguards your future.

Resolving Disputes:

Disputes can arise in any relationship, including Cohabitation arrangements. Whether it’s disagreements over property division, financial matters, or child custody, United Solicitors is committed to helping you find amicable solutions through mediation, negotiation, or legal proceedings if necessary. Our goal is to minimize conflict and achieve fair outcomes that prioritize your best interests.

Protecting Your Interests:

At United Solicitors, we understand the importance of protecting your interests and securing your future, regardless of your relationship status. Whether you’re cohabiting, married, or in a civil partnership, our dedicated team of solicitors is here to provide expert legal advice and representation every step of the way.


Cohabitation can be a fulfilling and rewarding experience, but it’s essential to be aware of the legal implications and take proactive steps to protect yourself and your partner. With United Solicitors by your side, you can navigate the complexities of cohabitation with confidence and peace of mind. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and let us help you safeguard your future.

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If you’re facing Cohabitation and need expert legal guidance, contact United Solicitors today. Our dedicated team is here to support you through this challenging time and help you navigate the process with confidence and clarity.

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