Living Together


More and more couples are choosing to live together and share their lives without getting married. And whilst emotionally, you may feel no different to a married couple; under the law, couples that live together without getting married do not share the same legal rights as those who marry. This can make things difficult if the relationship breaks down in the future, particularly in regards to finance and property. And if children are involved, it’s important to protect their future too.

So even if splitting up is the last thing on your mind right now, it’s sensible to plan for the future by creating a ‘Living Together Agreement’ (sometimes called a ‘Co-Habitation Agreement’). Such agreement is however not absolutely binding, and you must be aware of this.

We’ve helped lots of couples create ‘Living Together Agreements’. Many people find that it’s much easier to form this agreement whilst in a strong, loving relationship. It also provides an indication of your agreed intentions.

We understand that every couple is different and so we’ll take the time to get to know you so that we can draft an agreement that reflects your own circumstances.

At Barker Booth & Eastwood we explain everything in plain and simple terms, answering any questions you may have and making the process easy to understand. We also offer free, initial over-the-phone advice and will explain the costs and timescales involved up front so you always know what to expect.

For confidential, friendly advice about ‘Living Together Agreements’ contact us today.

We offer, in certain circumstances, fixed fees, further details of which will be provided on request.