A co-habitation agreement or living together agreement sets out how a couple intend to deal with financial arrangements during their relationship and on separation, should your relationship break down.
Such agreements are beneficial, in that couples will have fewer disagreements during the relationship, as each party is clear from the outset about what is to happen. They can also help give peace of mind to a partner who has to care for the children or who is financially less well off. In the event of separation costly court applications can be avoided.
A cohabitation agreement is not binding on a court, although the courts will consider them as evidence of the intention of the parties. Much more weight will be placed on a co-habitation agreement in resolving disputes in the following circumstances:-
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