Our Isle of Man family advocates are here to help you. If you and your family are struggling with the breakdown of a relationship, contact us on 01624 665522 for expert family advice.
At Quinn Legal, we provide Isle of Man family law services for unmarried couples too. Perhaps you need guidance on financial matters or cohabitation agreements, or alternatively, you have joint assets which would benefit from being documented in you and your partner’s wills.
If you and your partner aren’t married but are facing a separation, there are very few legal implications. Should you have children together or jointly own property, the law can help you to navigate through these situations.
Quinn Legal’s Services:
- Plan financial and family arrangements in case you experience a future relationship breakdown
- Cohabitation agreements for couples who wish to move in together but aren’t married
What is a cohabitation agreement?
A cohabitation agreement details who owns what in your relationship and allows you to organise how any joint assets will be divided in the event of a future breakup. The kind of assets you can arrange include property, furniture, cars, personal belongings and savings. You can also organise who will legally care for any children (custody) and how they will be supported financially.
Without a cohabitation agreement, it can be difficult to negotiate what happens after a breakup, especially as it can be an upsetting and sensitive time for both parties. The problems are partly caused as unmarried couples have no lawful rights.
What are the benefits?
- Mutually agree while you’re on good terms
- Minimise any future conflict and upset
- Protect personal and inherited wealth (e.g. money gifted to you by your parents)
- Secure your income
What’s the process?
Before you meet with an advocate, it’s important that you and your partner discuss what you’ll put in the agreement. You may need to talk about who owns what, how you would like to divide assets and possessions, the impacts of insurance policies and pensions, and how any children will be provided for.
Usually you’ll both need separate legal representation to ensure that the agreement is legally binding.
How Can Quinn Legal Help?
Our Isle of Man family advocate team are experts in handling all types of family concerns. We can advise you on any laws that may apply to your situation and guide you in making the best decisions to secure your family’s future.
- Listen to you and suggest ways of organising your joint affairs
- Offer legal advice about potential consequences of a separation
- Draft cohabitation agreements that suit your requirements
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