When you first move in together it may seem unthinkable that things could go wrong. However, making a cohabitation agreement is a sensible way to start this new stage of your life and protect against problems that might arise.
Advice on cohabitees’ rights
Since 2006 couples who live together, without marrying, have had certain rights in Scotland, and financial claims may apply in the event of either separation or death. These include (but are not limited to):
- rights to household goods acquired during cohabitation
- certain inheritance if a partner dies without having a will.
If you are already cohabiting or thinking of buying a home with someone or moving in together, a cohabitation agreement can set out what you want to do about those rights. With that agreed, you can focus on enjoying the present, and not worry about what may happen in the future.
We have created many cohabitation agreements for our clients and their families. It’s a simple and straightforward way to protect yourself should your relationship change in the future.
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