We both draft up Cohabitation Agreements and act for separating cohabitees in relation to both personal and children issues.
The official figures confirm that there are now more couples living together than there are married couples. One could, therefore, be forgiven for drawing the conclusion that there are real benefits to be derived from cohabitation. However, although cohabitation has been a developing trend over recent years – there has been no corresponding response from the legislature to cater for the consequences of the breakdown of such relationships. At John Hooper we continue to press for the law to be updated given the continuing problems that its defects cause for not only the cohabitees themselves but also for the children of cohabitees.