Agreements-Separation, Co-habitation and Pre-Nuptial

Pre Nuptial Agreements

Parties may seek to protect their individual assets, should their marriage breakdown by way of a pre nuptial agreement.

It should be noted that presently in the UK these agreements are not strictly enforceable, however they may be considered as persuasive upon separation. Therefore, the Court does not have to uphold the whole of the contract upon the conclusion of ancillary relief proceedings, but the Court may choose to uphold parts of the contract without rendering the whole contract void.

The law concerning this area is complex and advice should be sought if you are considering entering into a pre nuptial agreement.

Co Habitation Agreeements

As the number of people choosing to co habit rather than marry continues to rise, Co Habitation Agreements are set to increase. Cohabiting couples need to be made aware of how their position is affected by cohabitation, or the coming to the end of cohabitation. Cohabitation or the ending of cohabitation can impact on every aspect of life.

All too often, the first time cohabitees contact Family Lawyers is when the relationship breaks down. If all issues had been addressed in a Cohabitation Agreement at the start of the relationship when the parties were amicable, it would save months of heartache, litigation and legal fees.

Cohabitation Agreements or Contracts (which is all they are) are entered into by parties seeking to deal with not only their finances at the current date but also to formalise what will occur upon the relationship breaking down.

Separation Agreements

The breakdown of a relationship is not always acrimonious. Some couples realise that their relationship has broken down and believe that all matters should be dealt with in amicable manner. They seek to formalise their arrangements for the division of their assets and other arrangements for their children in a formal document. These Agreements can also be used for separating couples who do not wish to enter into divorce proceedings immediately, but still wish to formalise their arrangements. Again, these Agreements are not strictly enforceable by a Court, but can be persuasive. These Agreements can be used evidentially should there be a dispute as to the division of the assets at a later date, this can save months of litigation and legal fees.

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    Stephanie Chau – “Excellent Service. Steph ensured that everything went smoothly. Thank You ”

    November 2020

    Stephanie Chau – “Stephanie was wonderful to deal with and always got back to me in a timely manner.  Great service (I live in the USA so the communication was important).  I would use again and would have no hesitation in recommending to friends.  Very professional company ”

    October 2020

    Stephen Abenson – “the purchase of our property was speedy, professional and all matters were dealt with promptly”

    October 2020

    Stephen Abenson – “very much appreciate Stephen’s expert advice and support throughout the process ”

    October 2020

    Han Vo – “we were really happy with the service we received from Han.  She paid great attention to details and made us feel looked after throughout the stressful process of buying our first home.  Han was really informative, reassuring and always took the time to explain our progress to us.  Thank you for such a professional and faultless service – would definitely use Abensons again”

    October 2020

    Janice McCabe – “very good, I could not have had better solicitors”

    October 2020

    Stephen Abenson – “great service by Stephen, clear and direct advice – excellent”

    October 2020

    Han Vo – “looking forward to working with you again. I was very impressed with your professionalism”

    September 2020

    Stephen Abenson – “I would like to say a big thank you to Stephen and the team for all of the help and support allowing us to buy our first house”

    September 2020

    Richard Palfreyman – “all aspects of the sale of our property were carried out efficiently and we were kept informed about each stage of the sale. We found the advice we were given about various aspects of the sale to be most useful and proved to be cost effective”

    September 2020

    Han Vo – “very happy with the service Han and the reception staff gave during the selling of my property”

    September 2020

    Stephanie Chau – “very happy, as a first time Buyer I was worried about all the paperwork but it was made easier to understand and everything explained well”
    September 2020

    Janice McCabe – “very helpful even throughout the pandemic”
    September 2020

    Stephanie Chau – “Stephanie was extremely helpful and very prompt in returning our calls or emails even during these hard times of lockdown. She was very efficient and we would highly recommend her. Thank you Stephanie.”
    August 2020

    Stephen Abenson – “thanks Stephen – great job.”
    August 2020

    Edward Abenson – “very helpful, would use again and would recommend Abensons to my friends and family. Thank you again Edward.”
    August 2020

    Jason Nelson – “very satisfied.”
    August 2020

    Katherine Hutchison – “I would like to take this opportunity to thank Katherine Hutchison for all her help. I would recommend her service and Abensons to other people”.
    August 2020

    Stephanie Chau – “Stephanie was great to work with. Will definitely use her again in the future. Thanks”
    July 2020

    Stephen Abenson – “excellent service from Stephen on a complicated and protracted purchase – thank you”
    July 2020

    Jason Nelson – “I was very satisfied with every aspect of the handling of my claim
    July 2020

    Janice McCabe – “nice easy smooth house sale”
    July 2020

    Han Vo – “Han was very pleasant and always returned my emails promptly and with good advice”
    July 2020

    Janice McCabe – “I cannot fault Janice. Extremely helpful and good at explaining the complicated parts of house buying. Very easy to get hold of and always went out of her way to help me and speed up the process. I would absolutely recommend and use Abensons again”
    July 2020

    Richard Palfreyman – “Richard gave us excellent service and really stepped up to help us push our deal through when it might have faltered in what was a very uncertain time. He was instrumental in our successful completion. I would not hesitate to use him again or recommend him”
    July 2020

    Han Vo – “Han was fantastic throughout the whole process. I would highly recommend her. Very professional with excellent communications keeping us well updated. Thank you”
    July 2020

    Stephen Abenson – “thank you Stephen – it has been a pleasure working with you and look forward to it again when we buy the next property”
    July 2020

    Stephanie Chau – “very pleased with the service Stephanie provided. Easy to understand the status of our transaction and helped to push it over the line at the end”.
    July 2020

    Janice McCabe – “Janice made us feel comfortable with the way she dealt with us and explained things as the sale went along. Most communication was through emails and all queries were responded to very promptly. We thank Jan for her care”.
    June 2020

    Katherine Hutchison – “very satisfied, I would use Abensons again”.
    June 2020

    Jan McCabe – “we were very pleased with the commitment of Jan for helping close the sale during the unusual and difficult times”.
    June 2020

    Katherine Hutchison – “very happy with the service even during the pandemic – keep it up”
    June 2020

    Jan Cook – “very pleased with our first time experience with buying our first home, Jan couldn’t do enough for us. She was fantastic”.
    June 2020

    “Richard Palfreyman – I was impressed with Richard’s performance and I would certainly recommend Abensons to others in the future. Thank you for your hard work Richard, it was really appreciated that this sale went through during the Covid 19 lockdown. “
    May 2020

    “Stephen – thank you for a great service. “
    May 2020

    “Jan McCabe – Jan was always very helpful and responded quickly. Explained everything clearly and kept us up to date. Will use Jan again. Thanks for all your help. “
    May 2020

    “Stephen Abenson – very pleased with Stephen and the team as always. Thoroughly professional, efficient and helpful service. “
    May 2020

    “George & Sue – very satisfied and I will use Abensons again. “
    April 2020

    “Stephanie Chau – I want to feed back how great Stephanie was. Efficient and to the point whilst being friendly. I recommend her highly. A credit to your team. Thank you again Stephanie.“
    April 2020

    “Richard Palfreyman – Richard is a legend – really happy with his style of work.“
    April 2020

    “Han Vo was excellent and responsive. The quick turnaround was very helpful. Overall excellent service. “
    April 2020

    “Stephen – great service“
    March 2020

    “Well done Graham & Janice – very satisfied“

    March 2020

    “Big thank you to Janice McCabe “

    March 2020

    “Katherine is the best. She is so down to earth yet so professional at the same time and explains things so well and with such patience and kindness. I cant recommend her highly enough“

    March 2020

    “I am very happy with the services provided by Mr Jason Nelson“

    February 2020

    “Richard Palfreyman – I thank you so much for all your hard work and support over the last few months. You always answered my queries quickly and efficiently and you had a calming influence on me when things got stressed. I would have no hesitation recommending you to family and friends“

    February 2020

    “Janice McCabe – thank you for all your advice. Your services were excellent“

    February 2020

    “Will be asking Stephen Abenson to act for us again. Extremely satisfied, very prompt responses and helpful advice. Thoroughly recommended“

    February 2020

    “Barbara was great when we bought our house and Janice did a great job dealing with the sale. Very happy. Thank you“

    February 2020

    “Janice McCabe – thanks great service ”

    February 2020

    “I am happy with the services provided by Mr J Nelson and I would definitely use Abensons again”

    January 2020

    Jason Nelson – “very satisfied and would have no hesitation recommending you to family and friends”

    January 2020

    Janice McCabe – “very satisfied and would definitely use Abensons again”

    January 2020

    Katherine Hutchison – “excellent professional service.  Highly recommended.  Thank you

    January 2020

    Edward and Jan – really pleased all round with the attention and general service.  Special thanks to Jan

    December 2019

    Edward – the service provided was very good and I am very happy.  I would definitely come back for your service in the future

    December 2019

    Jan Cook – Jan Cook was very helpful

    December 2019

    Jan Cook – we were satisfied with the overall service

    December 2019

    Stephen – great service highly recommended

    December 2019

    Stephen  Abenson – very good and efficient service and advice from Stephen

    December 2019

    Jason Nelson – great support from Jason throughout my case, gave me great advice and kept me updated during my claim and with his recommendations I receive a positive outcome

    December 2019

    Stephen Abenson – I will use Abensons again – very satisfied

    December 2019

    Janice McCabe – thank you Jan – you made what can be a stressful time less stressful by explaining each stage.  As first time buyers that was invaluable

    December 2019

    Very satisfied with all aspects of the service provided and I would definitely use Abensons again – Stephen Ormisher

    November 2019

    Edward – may I say a big thank you for looking after all the conveyancing.  Beverley and Jan did sterling work too, and made the sale pain free

    November 2019

    Janice McCabe – efficient and professional service

    November 2019

    Katherine – thank you for your advice, this has been a great help

    November 2019

    Han Vo – great to deal with someone who knows their job and was efficient and detailed in explaining the various situations that arose.  Would happily work with you again

    October 2019

    Throughout the whole process of buying and selling Jan and Janice were most responsive and professional throughout.  Thank you

    October 2019

    Han was very helpful and polite.  She was always in communication with me and made the whole experience pleasant.  Very much appreciated.

    October 2019

    Han Vo – thanks for everything you did in the sale of my house.

    October 2019

    Janice was helpful and friendly.  Very professional and efficient.  Thank you

    October 2019

    The service provided by Abensons Solicitors was first class.  I would have no hesitation in recommending Jason Nelson.  From my first point of contact with him I found Jason easy to converse with, very professional and his advice/guidance throughout my case was exceptional .

    September 2019

    Stephen was excellent as usual.  He always goes over and above for his clients.  I wouldn’t want to use any other solicitor.

    September 2019

    Richard was brilliant at helping to explain the whole sales process, keeping me well informed and ensuring the entire process moved along smoothly.  I would happily recommend Abensons to friends and family in the future.

    September 2019

    Janice was fantastic at explaining everything we needed to know at every stage of my sale and purchase.  She was always very quick to respond to my queries.  I would definitely use Abensons again.

    August 2019

    As first time buyers we really didn’t know what to expect with the process of buying a  house but Richard explained everything thoroughly to us from the beginning and throughout the whole process.

    August 2019

    Janice McCabe was fantastic dealing with our conveyancing, highly recommended

    August 2019

    I am very happy with the work Janice McCabe has done for us.  She has explained everything really well and has been very patient with us.  I cannot recommend her highly enough.

    August 2019

    Stephen has done a very good job for us

    August 2019

    Janice McCabe was amazing, incredibly professional and very thorough.  At times I thought the purchase would not go through as there were so many problems but Janice was always positive.  She gave me such confidence that it would be fine and she double checked everything and had an amazing eye for detail that I am sure others may not have picked up on.  Once again thank you Janice

    August 2019

    Very satisfied with the representation I received from Abensons.  Jan Cook answered any and all queries regarding the purchase of my property.  She is a credit to your firm and would highly recommend your firm to family and friends

    July 2019

    Stephen – best solicitor I have ever dealt with.  Thanks

    July 2019

    Jan Cook – very good service – always happy to recommend your company

    July 2019

    Sale of property was made simple and straightforward.  Janice McCabe was very helpful and able to help us every step of the way when we needed her.  Excellent service

    July 2019

    Janice McCabe was excellent in helping me, very friendly and helpful and dealt with everything with speed.  Would highly recommend Abensons Solicitors

    July 2019

    Very happy with the level of service provided and the prompt turnaround of my property purchase.

    June 2019

    Han was excellent as usual. Despite the purchase proving complicated she reacted quickly, gave excellent advice and hit our completion deadline.

    June 2019

    Great service from Jan. Would recommend Abensons to anyone.

    June 2019

    Good work as always Stephen.

    June 2019

    Sale of property was made simple and straightforward. Ms McCabe was very helpful and able to help us every step of the way when we needed her. Excellent service.

    June 2019

    Very good service. Super quick response. Job well done. Will use again very soon on my next house purchase.

    June 2019

    I was very happy with the service. All the staff were polite, efficient and professional. I would recommend them and use them again.

    June 2019

    Graham- thanks for your help on this matter. I have been impressed with your speed and efficiency and you striving to get the deal done.

    May 2019

    Jan and all the team were very helpful, kept me informed of the progress towards sale completion. They were always available by phone or email and responded promptly.

    May 2019

    Jason- would not go anywhere else. Completely trustworthy.

    May 2019

    Stephen was very professional and efficient as usual.

    May 2019

    Very pleased with the service provided by the team, particularly the speed of response whenever I contacted Daniel or John. I was kept informed of the progress throughout and very pleased with the eventual outcome.

    May 2019

    Very satisfied. Everything handled in an efficient and satisfactory manner. Beverley kept me well informed on proceedings and looked after me very well. All in all liked the way it was handled.

    May 2019

    Daniel- many thanks for being so helpful and brilliant at what you do.

    April  2019

    Jan Cook was just amazing as was support from the accounts department in relation to completion. Thank you all.

    April  2019

    Jan McCabe was professional, very pleasant and more than helpful.

    April  2019

    Great service from Janice at Abensons. Very quick and efficient purchase of our property.

    April  2019

    Janice provided a very satisfactory and professional service.

    April  2019

    Stephen- great start to what will hopefully be a long relationship.

    April  2019

    Daniel- so grateful for your approach with help resolving this issue. Have experienced nothing but good from your services.

    March 2019

    I was very happy with the service provided by Han Vo. She is efficient, polite, professional and extremely helpful. I will recommend Abensons in the future.

    March 2019

    Jan was fantastic. I would very likely use her again.

    March 2019

     

    Stephen- really value the personal touch. Nothing was too much bother.

    March 2019

     

    Janice was extremely helpful and always answered my emails promptly which is extremely helpful and reassuring.

    March 2019

    I will be contacting Barbara again for assistance in buying another property. I found Barbara to be courteous, highly professional and always efficient under stressful tight timescales.

    March 2019

     

    Due to the great service received from Janice, I will definitely be using Abensons again. Thanks for a great service.

    February 2019

     

    Thank you Richard and the team for all your help. Very helpful, professional and efficient. Highly recommended.

    February 2019

     

    Katherine provided a good professional service and I would recommend her to others.

    February 2019

     

    Outstanding service as always from Stephen. Thank you

    January 2019

     

    Barbara was very efficient.

    January 2019

     

    Excellent service. Having used numerous solicitors over the last seven years, Stephen was one of the best, if not the best solicitor I have ever worked with.

    January 2019

     

    Barbara handled our sale and purchase and could not have been more helpful considering the difficulties that we experienced.

    December 2018

     

    Han provided an excellent service.

    December 2018

     

    Barbara made the whole process very easy and I would recommend Barbara and Abensons to friends and family.

    December 2018

     

    Stephen was a pleasure to work with. Very friendly and efficient service. Keep up the good work.

    December 2018

     

    Han provided a quick response to all queries and was very easy to contact providing a very good service. I would definitely use your services again.

    December 2018

     

    Fantastic service from Jason. Many Thanks

    December 2018

     

    Very pleased with the service. we have used other solicitors in the past but Abensons were very fast, efficient and good value for money.

    December 2018

     

    Many thanks to Mr Edward Abenson and his colleagues. I value the speed of exchange and completion.

     

    I can’t begin to tell you just how impressed both my wife and I were with your practice.  Dan was exemplary and is a wonderful asset. Well done.

     

    Edward provided excellent service throughout.

     

    Janice was amazing. It was a difficult sale and very difficult circumstances. She was friendly and approachable, with humour quashing the stuffy solicitor stereotyping.

     

    Service was excellent. I would highly recommend you.

     

    Janice was fantastic, very knowledgeable and professional.

     

    Dan has been brilliant in dealing with this matter. Cannot recommend him highly enough.

     

    I felt so reassured with Barbara after awful service selling my house with another company. I was so glad I chose her to complete my purchase of an unusual property which she is navigated quickly and efficiently. I would highly recommend Abensons.

     

    Excellent service from start to end as always. Abensons always provide a professional speedy process and I will always use them due to past experience. We thank you all at Abensons for helping us through our purchase and the service you provide.

     

    Han was very supportive, she has a very friendly approachable manner and was always informative and professional. Many Thanks.

     

    Great service-very happy. Jan was amazing. Thank you!

     

    Barbara was excellent to deal with. Very efficient.

     

    Thank you very much for your service in selling my house and in purchasing my new apartment.  I am pleased it has now reached a satisfactory conclusion.

     

    Once again, I am very happy with the service I have received in handling the sale of a house. All staff I have spoken with have been very professional. I would highly recommend Abensons Solicitors and most definitely use them again myself. Thank you.

     

    Barbara has now dealt twice on our behalf with two house sales and I would highly recommend her. She has kept us fully informed throughout the process.

     

    We have used Abensons for a couple of legal issues over the past 45 years. Always an amazing service with top quality advice, service and outcomes. A great team of good honest professionals.

     

    A very efficient service coping well with all sorts of problems. Thank you very much.

     

    Very pleasant staff, could not have been more helpful.

     

    Mr Edward Abenson is extremely helpful and I would use your firm again and recommend to others based on my very positive experience.

     

    Outstanding service, friendliness of staff and understanding. First class service. Thank you very much for helping us through the process of buying our first house. Barbara was great and made the process clear and easy. Thanks again.

     

    From the initial contact to discuss my options to the conclusion of the matter, the professional service and support was excellent. The approachability and friendly feedback and communication couldn’t have been better from my solicitor. I would recommend Jason to anyone who needs legal representation.

     

    Excellent solicitor, great level of sense and empathy.

     

    Myself and my husband have dealt with Abensons before and would recommend you for good and speedy service. Thank you.

     

    Excellent service from Han from start to finish. Definitely recommend Abensons in the future.

     

    Excellent service as always.

     

    Barbara’s smooth professionalism made the whole buying process easy and stress free. Thank you.

     

    Thanks for your help and your meticulous work-much appreciated.

     

    I am so happy with the services received. The process was clearly explained in the documentation sent to me at the beginning and the materials were clear and well organised. I completed successfully on time.

     

    I highly recommend you and wish I had chosen Abensons for my original conveyancing transactions. I will use you in the future.

     

    Dan has fantastic interpersonal skills and is extremely professional and knowledgeable. I had 100% confidence in him and I never needed to chase him for updates.

     

    Barbara was tenacious, helpful and a real pleasure to work with in the project. We would definitely look to partner with your firm again.

     

    As I have said before, Jan is an asset to your firm. It is her attitude and aptitude that keeps me returning to you for business.

     

    I have dealt with two lawyers in relation to my mum’s estate. Both are courteous, professional and very helpful and supportive in what sometimes has been a frustrating process. They have both worked hard for me and I appreciate what they have done. Thank you.

     

    Stephen’s service from the service in which he responds to us and other parties we are dealing with, to his expert knowledge, continues to be outstanding-we are grateful to have him on board.

     

    Many thanks for an excellent service. Barbara was very prompt in dealing with queries and very supportive throughout the process.

     

    Much appreciated for all your hard work carried out on this purchase.

     

    Very happy, as always.

     

    Barbara has been fantastic- friendly approachable and professional-highly recommend.

     

    I found Jan to be a pleasure to deal with. She is clearly extremely knowledgeable and professional and really goes the extra mile to protect my interests and look after their clients. A massive thank you.

     

    You are a credit to your company for dealing with our case so effectively, even with the other party acting so unprofessionally.

     

    I found Jason and the whole team fantastic and supportive at all times. He made a difficult time of my life a lot less stressful by dealing with everything.

     

    Thank you for your sensitivity when dealing with my dad’s house sale. Everyone I spoke with at the firm was very kind and helpful.

     

    You replied to all my calls, messages and emails very promptly-much appreciated.

     

    You have been an excellent conveyancer-professional, reliable and outstanding service.

     

    I would like to thank you for making the buying process easy and for assisting with all my questions.

     

    Thank you for an excellent service in all respects. I very much appreciated the good old fashioned service which Abensons provide.

     

    House sale and purchase were completed exactly as planned and without any fuss.

     

    Thank you, as always, for your professional, efficient and effective service.

     

    I cannot praise or thank you enough for your work on my conveyancing.  Professional, trustworthy, prompt and straight talking – couldn’t have asked for more.  Without hesitation I would recommend you to anyone

     

    very happy with the most professional service.  I was very impressed with the way you worked effectively to complete the work.  I was very grateful that you worked weekends to assist me.  I would use your services again in the future and would happily recommend you to others.  Many thanks.

     

    I would just like to add a huge thank you.  You have been fantastic

     

    My wife and I found you a first class solicitor, being both friendly and down to earth whilst being most professional and delivering a service to our utmost satisfaction

     

    Many thanks to the whole team for an excellent service

     

    We were extremely impressed with your efficiency and professionalism.  As first time buyers the whole process was very new and stressful.  You were fantastic supporting and guiding us through the house purchase.  Thank you so much.

     

    Many thanks.  You were so helpful.  You made everything so easy.

    I would like to express my gratitude for the manner in which you helped us through a very difficult time we went through in purchasing our house.  I really could not have received more friendly and charming service than I did, not forgetting all the staff who took my many phone calls in a friendly, courteous manner.  I would highly recommend your firm to anyone.  Once again many thanks for your superb customer service.

     

    I was impressed with the way you dealt with the purchase and sale.

    I would like to thank you for all the work you carried out on my behalf

     

    I cannot praise highly enough the excellent service I received from you.  You kept me up to date at regular intervals all through what was at times a very stressful purchase period.

     

    thank you for all you did for me.

     

    You were such a dream to deal with and explained everything very honestly during our long protracted purchase and sale.  We as a family wouldn’t hesitate to use Abensons again purely due to you.

     

    Would certainly recommend Abensons to colleagues, friends and family – extremely efficient.

     

    We received an excellent service from Abensons when buying our home – thank you very much.

     

    Glad I took my son’s advice to use your firm for my purchase.  Thanks for your help, it was very much appreciated.  All good wishes to you and your very pleasant and helpful staff.

     

    You were brilliant in completion of our house purchase.  You dealt with it quickly and helped sort everything out for us.  You were excellent.  Thank you.

     

    Very pleased with the service provided and will recommend you in the future.

     

    I would just like to thank you for your advice and guidance in bringing my claim to a satisfactory conclusion.  I would have no hesitation in recommending your services to family and friends.

     

    I would like to thank you for all you have done for me.  I would definitely recommend Abensons to a friend.

     

    Excellent and efficient service.  Many thanks.

     

    A good friendly service with honesty and respect.  Well done.

     

    I have bought and sold many houses over many years and I have never dealt with a solicitor who was so quick and efficient in dealing with a house sale, who was extremely approachable and spoke and wrote to us in terms that were easily understood by a lay person and with the minimum amount of full.  Excellent service.  Thank you

     

    I was treated very nicely and with respect and dignity and I would like to thank you very much

     

    I would just like to thank all concerned in this matter for your swift attention to all my concerns

     

    I am very satisfied with the service I received from Abensons.  You were very helpful and kept me informed throughout my case

     

    I would like to commend your considerate manner and clarity when dealing with me

     

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