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Cohabitation Law

More Than Half a Century’s Experience Specialists in Complex and High Value Cases
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Experienced Cohabitation Solicitors

Cohabitees are the fastest growing type of family in England and Wales. Unmarried couples who live together are often believe they have more rights than they do. The “common law husband and wife” do not exist.

The very limited legislation applied to people in these circumstances means that a number of issues may arise should their relationship break down at a later stage.

To make an appointment to discuss any aspect of Family Law please email or phone 020 8349 0321.

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Cohabitation Law

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There is the possibility of difficulties developing related to:

  • Property rights
  • Entitlement or ownership of assets
  • Financial support
  • Childcare, maintenance and other child-related issues

At OGR Stock Denton, our family lawyers are experienced in advising unmarried couples on drafting cohabitation agreements. The main aim of these documents is to protect the interests of both parties and minimise the chances of costly or distressing litigation at some point in future.  Such binding agreements provide both parties with security and peace of mind.

The firm can also advise cohabitees on claiming for lump sum payments from the non-resident parent for essential purchases or for providing a home under Schedule 1 Children Act 1989.

We recognise that every client’s case is unique and we can provide you with the most appropriate and cost-effective solution, tailored to your own individual circumstances.

Where appropriate we will also work closely with our colleagues in the private client team to secure the best advice on tax and estate planning structures to provide for children.

For more advice on our services for cohabitees please visit our contact us page.

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Testimonials

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“I owe you a great debt of gratitude for the kind, helpful, empathic way you dealt with me and went about your business at a time in my life when I was suffering huge emotional pain. I did not really understand what was happening to me but you did, and your advice was invaluable”. – Stephen Wiser

I owe you a great debt of gratitude, Family Law

“Overall, I just want to say a few things as a testimonial to pass on to the partners. I have dealt with a number of solicitors in my time both in my working environment and on personal matters, but the service given by yourself has been exemplary. This is for a number of reasons, firstly my dealings with yourself have always been handled with the upmost professionalism. I also have never felt at any point the need to chase you as you always have been managing every transition and process with an attention to detail that I could not fault. This has been an extremely difficult time for me but the feeling of reliability in your service has helped me greatly through the process. I will be recommending your service and the firm to others in the future.”

Successful outcome, Divorce & Separation

“Keep up your good work Peter, because I am sure when you finally decide to hang up your daily family law work you will derive great satisfaction when you look back knowing that you have had a positive effect on so many children, parents and grandparents and me.”

Advice and assistance, Family Law

“I worked with Graeme Fraser during the processing of my divorce filings. I found Graeme a measured person with wise counsel. I thoroughly recommend him to anyone faced with navigating what is for many a difficult and fraught journey. He handles difficult conversations with care and sensitivity and an appropriate amount of humor.” – Peter

Handling of Divorce Filings, Divorce & Separation

“Please also include that I felt supported throughout. Your advice and guidance instilled a lot of confidence in me which allowed me to get on with my life in the meantime pending the hearing. You were kind and firm in helping me to understand the process.” – Patricia

Supported throughout, Family Law
“Thank you for dealing with my case in such a calm and efficient manner.”
Handling of Divorce Filings

“You defused the situation. My husband and I can talk to each other again as parents and the children are much better because of this.”

Friendly and professional, Divorce & Separation

“Thank you very much for your advice and assistance concerning my loan from Level, and for your follow up phone call; which I greatly appreciated.” – Anonymous

Advice and assistance, Family Law

“Many Thanks for all your help during our divorce; this was a very difficult time for me and you helped to make the process much easier.”

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What Our Clients Say

“I would like to say a huge thank you to Winston Kan of OGR Stock Denton LLP for the outstanding work he did on my car accident case. He supported me and my family through the long and exhausting process. There were times when I was ready to give up but he patiently and supportively guided me all the way. All the best wishes from me and my family.” – Hana

“Winston Kan & Michael Stock of OGR Stock Denton LLP have been a great support throughout the process and Winston has demonstrated the highest levels of professionalism and genuine care throughout this difficult process. I highly recommend these lawyers, they are very attentive and honourable.” – Aziza

“I must thank you Ian, and Stephen, for your professionalism though the complex and protracted negotiations and for the support, understanding and patience you have shown me personally throughout.” – Malcolm

“I called you with a difficult situation and within 30 minutes you had addressed the main issue and very clinically identified what needed to be done. Your attention to detail and your work approach are of such a high standard that i have no doubt whatsoever that any client you deal with will only have good things to say. You are a true ambassador to your firm and your profession, with the care you show and advice you give. I would like to thank you again for the wonderful job you did at such short notice and i have no hesitation in using your services again and recommending your firm.” – Meir

“I owe you a great debt of gratitude for the kind, helpful, empathic way you dealt with me and went about your business at a time in my life when I was suffering huge emotional pain. I did not really understand what was happening to me but you did, and your advice was invaluable”. – Stephen Wiser

“A big thank you to Susan Bernstein for her help and support during my redundancy process, you made the legal part stress free and easy to follow. I fully trust your work and will recommend your services in the future.” – Meital

“ We completed our home move in June, beating the Stamp Duty deadline by 4 days, and were extremely satisfied with the way the whole selling and buying process was handled by Robert Rosenberg. He was super efficient and communicated with us constantly throughout the process. We highly recommend him. and OHR Stock Denton, to anyone looking for a painless and stress-free experience. ” – Colin

“All round brilliant team at OGR. After being badly let down by another solicitor, Priti Shah sorted our parents’ probates quickly and efficiently. She is very knowledgeable and on the ball and structured things in such a way she saved us lots of money. We also had conveyancing done by Ben Menaham which was smooth and hassle free and overseen by Michael Stock. Thank you.” – Monica

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