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Family Law

Cohabitation Agreements

Dedicated and experienced team

It is a common misconception that cohabiting couples have the same rights as married couples. There is no such thing in English Law as “common law marriage”. Cohabitation disputes can be extremely complicated and the law develops continuously to keep up with the modern family.

In order to avoid lengthy and complex disputes between the parties on separation then couples should consider entering into a Cohabitation Agreement (also known as a living together agreement).

At Browell Smith & Co Solicitors our family law team has extensive experience in drafting and advising on such agreements. We have solicitors’ office in Newcastle, Cramlington, Ashington and Sunderland, and can see you at a time to suit you.

Cohabitation agreements are especially important where one person is bringing to the relationship a property or a higher financial contribution. Regularly, the couple’s parents will provide financial contribution to a property purchase in their joint names and will want to safeguard those funds should the couple separate.

Our dedicated and experienced family law team advise on all aspects of the law relating to cohabitation. You can rely on our expert advisers to listen, to support, and help achieve the best possible outcome for you.

Contact our expert team today to arrange an initial consultation at any of our offices, in Newcastle, Cramlington, Ashington and Sunderland, or alternatively by phone, to discuss your particular requirements.

Gemma Iceton

Solicitor & Head of Family Law and Marketing

Heather Armstrong

Solicitor - Family Law

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