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Moving in with your partner is often the next step of a relationship, but it can impose a number of potential impactions should no financial provisions be put in place for your protection. Our WSP cohabitation agreement solicitors in Gloucester have a wealth of skill and knowledge in all areas and can provide proficient advice and guidance on cohabitation agreements.
A cohabitation agreement, sometimes referred to as a living together agreement provides financial security by setting out each party’s financial position, including joint assets and what will happen to these in separation, illness or death, as well as how bills will be split during the relationship.
At WSP Solicitors, our family law team are built up of specialists who have helped clients through all types of cohabitation agreement issues. When you instruct our solicitors, we will take the time to carefully assess your circumstances so we can provide a personalised service.
An empathetic cohabitation agreement service
Our cohabitation agreement solicitors in Gloucester have dealt with all types of matters, such as:
- Preliminary advice about making a cohabitation agreement
- Negotiating your cohabitation agreement
- Advice on a cohabitation agreement your partner has asked you to sign
- Advice on applying a cohabitation agreement upon relationship breakdown
Get in touch with our cohabitation agreement solicitors in Gloucester
The right approach for you
At WSP Solicitors, we understand that everyone’s personal circumstances are going to be different to others and that is why we provide a completely personalised service to our clients. We do this by carefully listening to your circumstances and needs, including your financial position, whether children are involved and more. This allows us to create an entirely bespoke cohabitation agreement that aligns with these.
Whatever your cohabitation requirements are, our Gloucester solicitors will provide sound advice and support, guiding you through each step involved and ensuring you are kept up to date.
Beth Evans is the Family Law department head, with over 20 years of expertise in a range of family law services and all levels of circumstances. Beth is supported by a strong team of solicitors dedicated to providing a practical service and sensitive support. Many members of the team are members of Resolution, a network of family law professionals dedicated to non-contentious family law resolution.
We are proud to be recognised by the Lexcel accreditation awarded by the Law Society after an audit looking at our client care and the management of our practice.
How we can help you with cohabitation agreements
Preliminary advice about making a cohabitation agreement
Making the decision to move in with your partner is a big deal and is often one of the most exciting periods of your life. However, it is wise to consider seeking preliminary legal advice before making such a decision.
A cohabitation solicitor can advise you on your legal rights as a cohabitee, what a cohabitation agreement involves and the potential implication such an agreement can impose on your life and relationship.
Our solicitors for cohabitation agreement matters in Gloucester will provide the advice you need to ensure making a cohabitation agreement is right for you. Our team will guide you through the process of obtaining an agreement, as well as explain both the benefits and limitations it can have on your life. We will ensure you fully understand what a cohabitation agreement is and how it can be enforced should you and your partner sadly break up in the future.
Negotiating your cohabitation agreement
Once you have received preliminary advice and made the informed decision to move forward with drafting a cohabitation agreement, our cohabitation solicitors can provide specialist assistance with negotiating the terms with your partner.
Our cohabitation agreement solicitors will always ensure that your financial interests are completely protected during the drafting and make sure that any children are properly supported should the relationship break down or one of you becomes ill or dies. We will cover all potential issues, ensuring that it best reflects your circumstances and the unforeseeable future.
Advice on a cohabitation agreement your partner has asked you to sign
If your partner has asked you to sign a cohabitation agreement, it is encouraged to seek a second opinion from a solicitor who can take a professional overview.
Our cohabitation agreement solicitors will carefully review the agreement, looking at the terms included and determining if they protect your financial interests.
If, after reviewing your cohabitation agreement, it is determined that the terms would negatively impact you, should the agreement need to be used. Our solicitors will pursue negotiations with your partner and their appointed solicitor, finding a cohabitation agreement that works best for both of you. We encourage clients to seek amicable approaches where possible.
Advice on applying a cohabitation agreement upon relationship breakdown
If your relationship, unfortunately, comes to an end, but you have a cohabitation agreement in place, our solicitors can assist you with the process of applying it to your separation.
In some situations, you may find that despite having a cohabitation agreement, disputes can still occur. Our team have a high level of expertise in such situations and can guide you through the resolution process, helping with alternative dispute resolution and court proceedings.
Our cohabitation agreement solicitors in Gloucester’s fees
At WSP Solicitors, our law firm recognises the importance of providing legal fees that reflect the outstanding cohabitation agreement legal service we provide to customers. To ensure we provide competitive pricing, we benchmark our fees against other on-par firms.
For more information on cohabitation agreement service fees, please contact a member of our team today for more information.
Local legal resources in Gloucester
Gloucester and Cheltenham County and Family Court
This local court handles various legal matters, including those which relate to family law matters. To find out more information about opening hours and the types of cases handled, see here.
Gloucester & District Citizens Advice Bureau
The citizens advice in Gloucester provides free, confidential and impartial advice to the Gloucester community on all family law matters, including marriage, civil partnership, divorce, prenuptial agreements and more. For more information and guidance, see here.
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