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Cohabitation Agreements

Unmarried couples are now advised to draft a Cohabitation Agreement (also known as a ‘No Nup’ Agreement) setting out the financial terms upon which they will live in the relationship and what will happen in the event that it breaks down.

These agreements are becoming increasingly popular as a way of unmarried couples protecting themselves when they separate. As such couples do not enjoy the same rights regarding financial matters as do married couples, it is always a good idea to consider what might happen to the division of the home and other assets if the relationship breaks down.

This agreement should set out how long the period of the Cohabitation Agreement should last and it should include an option for it to be reviewed on a regular basis (say every 5 years) so as to ensure its validity. The legal status of a Cohabitation Agreement is that it decreases the chances of there being a legal battle over the house and is a formal deed and is binding the same way as any agreement between two parties.

Furthermore, it is also advisable for unmarried couples to create a Will to set out their wishes in the event of their death.

In the event that you do decide that it’s better to be safe than sorry, please contact a member of our team for an urgent appointment or email us and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.

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Luke Dixon
Luke Dixon
E-mail: ldixon@martynprowel.co.uk
Direct Line Telephone No. : 029 2047 5111
Luke specialises in divorce and separation, with a focus on financial arrangements. He is a Resolution trained collaborative lawyer who brings a warm professional approach to all cases.
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Rachel Davies
Rachel Davies
E-mail: rdavies@martynprowel.co.uk
Direct Line Telephone No. : 029 2047 5117
Rachel Davies has over 30 years experience in Family Law, specialising in Divorce and Separation. She has a wealth of experience in dealing with high net worth divorces and the most complex financial issues.
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Christine O Brien
Christine O’Brien
E-mail: cobrien@martynprowel.co.uk
Direct Line Telephone No. : 029 2047 5116
Christine is one of the leading Child Care Lawyers in South Wales, dealing with all aspects of Child Care Law. She has over 25 years experience representing clients where Social Services and the courts have become involved.
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Sean Rolinson
Sean Rolinson
E-mail: srolinson@martynprowel.co.uk
Direct Line Telephone No. : 029 2047 5132
Sean graduated from Aberystwyth University with a Law degree in 2011 and completed the Legal Practice course at University of Law, Chester.
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Megan Parry
E-mail: mparry@martynprowel.co.uk
Direct Line Telephone No. : 029 2047 5112
Since beginning her career in the law Megan has focussed on cases relating to children.
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