Starting out together?
Starting a new life with someone can be the most exciting time of all. However, you needn't let emotions cloud your good judgement. Some simple measures can help protect you financially should things not work out.
UK law still offers much less protection for cohabiting couples than for married couples/civil partners. Despite this, most people moving in together give little thought to what will happen if their relationship doesn't last.
Breaking up is hard enough without adding the extra problem of lengthy arguments to settle financial affairs. So we can advise you at the outset about what to put down in writing, and the way things should be recorded, whether in a cohabitation contract or in other ways.
Pre-nuptial/Pre-Civil Partnership agreements:
Although these are not yet legally binding here in the UK, there have been cases where courts have taken them into account. So a pre-nuptial/pre-civil partnership agreement can help to protect you if things go wrong. Please contact us for advice about this ever-changing aspect of family law.
Please contact us if you need help through the legal complexities of these issues.