Moving In Together

Many couples today decide that they do not want to get married, and choose instead to move in together as an unmarried couple.

If they subsequently separate, it can be very difficult, both emotionally and legally, to divide their assets.

One way of preventing this is to enter into a written agreement before the couple begin living together, called a "living together agreement".  This is very similar to a pre-marital agreement.

The experienced specialist team at Wendy Hopkins Family Law Practice can talk you through the whole process, and whether this might be an appropriate step for you to take.

Couples may also consider preparing a formal Declaration of Trust setting out specifically how any property is owned by them. We can help provide this, if it is something you wish to consider.

Unmarried couples should also prepare Wills which set out their wishes in the event of their death. Again, our specialist lawyers are able to provide high-quality Wills at very reasonable rates - see our Wills section, or ask for more details.

If you have any questions about whether a living together agreement might be right for you, or if you would like to book an appointment with one of our expert solicitors, please call us on (029) 2034 2233, e-mail, or request a call or e-mail below.

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