Cohabiting, Unmarried & Same Sex Couples
We use our breadth of knowledge in this changing area of law; whether we are fighting for your rights of your children or helping you protect your assets.
How can you protect your interests?
Unlike in the case of separation or divorce where a Prenuptial Agreement is not legally enforceable, under Section 202 of the Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010, unmarried Cohabitants can execute an Agreement which would regulate finances at the ending of their relationship.
A Cohabitants’ Agreement is valid only if the cohabitants:
- Have each received independent legal advice before into it, or
- Have received legal advice together and have waived in writing the right to independent legal advice,
- The agreement is in writing and signed by both cohabitants, and
- The general law of contract is complied with.
This is an agreement we can draw up that details, amongst other things, how property and assets are owned and how they will be divided in the event of the relationship ending. It can also set out arrangements for children and finances (including responsibility for the mortgage and bank accounts).
“Grainne dealt with my case, myself and my partner were in a same sex union and we needed an agreement put in place to deal with our house and business. Grainne was very personable to deal with and helped us achieve an outcome that was in both of our interests. Thank you Grainne“.