K J Smith Solicitors

Cohabitation Agreements

At K J Smith Solicitors we are experienced in drawing up Cohabitation Agreements to help protect couples that are living together (cohabiting). These agreements are becoming increasingly popular as the number of couples in England and Wales who are getting married is slowly declining.

Currently there is very little legislation in place to protect unmarried couples who live together and have children if their relationship was to come to an end. This could lead to issues in future over ownership and entitlement to things like personal assets, property, child care and residency.

All my dealings with K J Smith have been positive.  You offer a relaxed and friendly yet highly professional service.

Cohabitation Agreements provide the framework for unmarried couples who want to live together and want to protect themselves from unnecessary cost and litigation should their relationship break down. In the agreement they can regulate their property rights and what arrangements might be made for issues such as mutual financial support, dealing with debt and caring for children.

Cohabitation Agreements also allow the couple to pre-determine who is entitled to specific assets and what will happen to assets that have been jointly purchased if they were to separate. A cohabitation Agreement is intended to be legally binding upon both parties.

One of the main benefits of a Cohabitation Agreement is that it establishes some practical guidelines for both parties regarding your relationship. Having these guidelines in black and white can make things much clearer, not to mention less painful in the event of a break up. Everyone's personal situation and circumstances are different so every agreement will need to be different.

Please contact K J Smith Solicitors today on 01491 630000 (Henley on Thames), 020 7070 0330 (London), 0118 418 1000 (Reading), 01753 325000 (Windsor), 01256 584000 (Basingstoke), 01483 370100 (Guildford) or 01494 629000 (Beaconsfield) or e mail info@kjsmith.co.uk. We offer a free initial 45 minute appointment to give you the opportunity to meet us and find out more about Cohabitation Agreements before deciding if you wish to proceed in instructing us to act on your behalf.

We have offices in Henley-on-Thames, London, Reading, Windsor, Basingstoke, Guildford, Beaconsfield and Abingdon, however we do offer our services to a broad range of areas including Gerrards Cross, Maidenhead, Marlow, Oxford, Slough, Wokingham, and High Wycombe.

Our Locations

K J Smith Solicitors - Abingdon Office Suite 6, First Floor,
Merchant House,
5 East St. Helen Street,
Abingdon, OX14 5EG
T: 01235 375500
K J Smith Solicitors - Basingstoke Office First Floor,
26 London Street,
Basingstoke,
Hampshire,
RG21 7PG
T: 01256 584000
K J Smith Solicitors - Beaconsfield Office Cross Keys,
18 Wycombe End,
Beaconsfield,
Buckinghamshire,
HP9 1NB
T: 01494 629000
K J Smith Solicitors - Guildford Office Parallel House,
32 London Road,
Guildford,
Surrey,
GU1 2AB
T: 01483 370100
K J Smith Solicitors - Henley-on-Thames Office 33-35 Station Road,
Henley-on-Thames,
Oxfordshire,
RG9 1AT
T: 01491 630000
K J Smith Solicitors - London Office 4th Floor,
218 The Strand,
London,
WC2R 1AT
T: 020 7070 0330
K J Smith Solicitors - Reading Office 5-7 Headley Road,
Woodley,
Reading,
RG5 4JB
T: 0118 418 1000
K J Smith Solicitors - Windsor Office Castle Hill House,
12 Castle Hill,
Windsor,
Berkshire,
SL4 1PD
T: 01753 325000