Despite the fact that as many people choose to cohabit as to marry, the law still treats both sets of parents differently if they separate or one partner dies. As a result, some cohabiting families may find themselves facing real difficulties should they split up, particularly when there are children involved. Reaching agreements about what would happen if you did split up could save a huge amount in costs and heartache.
Mediation can be an extremely effective way of agreeing relationship terms:
– pre-nuptial agreements
– co-habitation agreements
– reconciliation agreements
– sharing space with an elderly parent or grown-up children
– retirement arrangements
– when children have left home