Creating bespoke agreements individual to you and your partner
Blake Morgan provides expert advice on Cohabitation Agreements, which set out the terms on which a shared property is purchased, owned and occupied. Our specialist team of cohabitation solicitors can provide a bespoke agreement tailored to the needs of the couple.
The need for a Living Together or Cohabitation Agreement will usually arise when a property is purchased and is jointly owned by, or is to be shared with, another person. We advise and act for a range of people, including couples purchasing their first property together, often with the help of family money, or for those moving in together with established but unequal levels of wealth.
Main Areas Of Practice
Our team of Cohabitation Agreement solicitors is highly experienced in dealing with all types of relationship agreements:
We offer a personalised service to create bespoke agreements which are individual to you and your partner. We listen carefully to what you want to achieve. Cohabitation Agreements can record the initial contribution to a property and relationship, how that contribution can be varied, if at all, and cater for a sale or buyout in the event of separation.
If you separate from your partner, there is scope for disagreement about the finances or parenting/arrangements for children if you don't have a Living Together or Cohabitation Agreement. Such an agreement can help to avoid a lengthy and complex process. This ultimately can make the transition easier and reduce conflict between you and your partner.
Our Cohabitation Agreement solicitors act for all couples who live together and own property and assets together both at the start of their relationship and if their relationship is likely to or has come to an end.
"Thank you so much for your help and support. It meant an awful lot and made the [cohabitation dispute] process easier for me."
- Miss E
"Thank you and your colleagues for your help and professionalism in dealing with this matter. I have greatly appreciated your support during this difficult period."
- Ms M
"I have been really impressed with how you have handled my case. You have listened to my complicated situation and have been able to resolve my issues with my ex-partner with tact and professionalism to reach my goals. I am very grateful you have taken on the case to a happy conclusion."
- Mr H
Preparing a Cohabitation Agreement where family members had contributed towards their daughter's purchase of a property with her partner, to safeguard the initial family contribution.
Preparing a Cohabitation Agreement supplementing a Declaration of Trust so that it governed how the parties' monthly outgoings were to be managed, the situation if one party were to become ill, details of who should buy the other out in the event of separation and how the figure should be calculated.
Advising a client in her cohabitation dispute and negotiating a settlement that allowed her to defeat her ex-partner's unexpected demand to sell the property after 20 years of separation. Our client successfully retained her home (buying out her ex-partner) which she had maintained, adapted to meet her vulnerable adult daughter's needs and she also retained the vast majority of the equity.
Awards, Accolades & Accreditations
Flora Grossman is a Mediator.
Simon Burge and Jennifer Williamson are trained collaborative practitioners.
Simon Burge is HM Deputy Coroner for Central Hampshire – Southampton and New Forest.
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