Cohabitation Agreements Ireland

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What are Cohabitation Agreements Ireland?

These agreements can be put in place either during the course of a relationship (similar to a prenupitual agreement), or can be a Separation Agreement post the breakdown of a relationship of two cohabitants / partners who live together. 

I have separated from my partner who I lived with, can we put a formal legal arrangement in place?

Yes, a Cohabitant’s Agreement regulating elements of the relationship breakdown can be agreed.  This can deal with a variety of issues such as property ownership, children and access, and broader financial and practical arrangements.

Sometimes this can end up in a legal dipute and you may need legal assistance from an expert family lawyer to negotiate a way forward for everyone that is affordable and fair.

Is there anything I should considerations before purchasing a property with a new partner / girlfriend / boyfriend? 

How do I protect myself when buying property with a partner?

If  you are considering now purchasing a house with a new partner, you do have the option of putting in place a Co-Ownership or Cohabitation Agreement in Ireland.

This will deal with the opting out of the provisions of the Civil Partnership and Rights and Obligations of Cohabitant’s Act 2010 and can regulate the future breakdown of a non marital relationship or the situation where co-owners wish to move on, but are not necessarily together in a clear strategic manner that you both agree.

If one party is putting considerable more funding into the purchase of the property  such as an inheritance or a gift from parents that they wish to protect, the cohabitation agreements in Ireland can be really useful so everyone knows where they stand and it can put any concerns to bed, leaving you both with piece of mind to move forward freely of any worries or pressures from parents or others.

If you wish to put in place such a Cohabitation Agreement in Ireland at Carmody Moran Solicitors LLP, we can discuss this with you also at the time of your purchase of a property.

What next?

If you would like to discuss any of the issues around Cohabitation Agreements in Ireland, divorce, or relationship breakdown arising from marital breakdown or cohabiting breakdown, above, please contact us to speak with one of our reassuring family law experts about how we can help by email [email protected] or telephone (01) 8272888.

For a Solicitor for Separation Agreements and further information on cohabitation agreements in Ireland please feel free to telephone our Family Law Solicitors at the office on 27 Upper Mount Street in Dublin City Centre on 01 827 2888 or use the quick enquiry form.

Your Expert Mediation in Ireland Legal Team

At Carmody Moran Solicitors in Dublin our experienced family law lawyers are on hand to advise and skilled in handling all nature of cohabitation agreements in Ireland.

The two partners of Carmody Moran Solicitors in Dublin have a combined total of in excess of twenty five years professional legal experience. Together with their associates they as solicitors for cohabitation agreements Ireland aim to make the Court process as straight forward and navigable as possible while being on hand to alleviate their clients concerns and worries about going through the Court process.


Anthony Carmody


Anthony Carmody is one of the founding Partners of Carmody Moran Solicitors.

He has significant experience in personal injury cases and general litigation having handled literally thousands of cases on behalf of clients based in Ireland and abroad.


Niamh Moran


Niamh Moran is one of the founding partners of Carmody Moran Solicitors and is a solicitor with wide ranging experience across all areas of general practice.

Niamh manages the family lawconveyancing in Dublin, and probate divisions of the practice. Niamh’s practice of law is extremely varied and she is regularly sought out for her expertise by clients and colleagues alike.

*While we have made every effort to provide accurate information, the law is always changing and it affects each person differently. This information is not a substitute for specific advice about you personally and it is not intended as legal advice. We will not be liable to you if you rely on this information. In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement. This statement is made in compliance with Reg.8 of SI 518 of 2002.

You should note that no solicitor/client relationship or duty of care or liability of any nature shall exist or be deemed to exist between Carmody Moran Solicitors and you until you have received a written letter of engagement from us in which we confirm our appointment as your Solicitors.


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