Cohabitation

If you’d like to talk to us about cohabitation issues, please call our free legal helpline on freephone 0333 888 0404 for initial guidance, or send an email to us at [email protected]

The legal basis of cohabitation

There is no such thing as “common law” husband or wife.  The law does not offer the same protection to unmarried couples who are cohabiting, as it does to those who are married. 

Cohabitation agreements

If you are looking to move in with you partner and want to set out clearly how your individual assets, joint money or property should be treated then we can assist you in drafting a Cohabitation Agreement.  While these agreements are not legally binding, they can be used as evidence of your joint intentions in relation to money and property should you separate.  

Claims against your partner’s property

We can also advise you on any legal claim you might have in Trust law against a property that was in your partner’s sole name which you feel you should have a share of.

Your first step – Specialist advice from our cohabitation law solicitors

It’s important to get legal advice early on to make sure your interests are properly protected.

Awards and accreditations for our divorce solicitors

Slee Blackwell are proud to have been given the Employer of the Year Award by the Devon and Somerset Law Society and to be winners at the NSPCC Childhood Champion Awards 2018. Our divorce solicitors are also accredited by The Law Society in finance and children work.

We are members of Resolution

We are members of Resolution, a nationally respected body of specialist family lawyers who are committed to finding swift and cost effective solutions to family law disputes.

Work with our team:

Partner
Paul has specialised in matrimonial law throughout his career and has considerable experience and expertise in the financial aspects of relationship breakdown.
Partner
Bideford lawyer Jen Law heads up Slee Blackwell's Bideford office in North Devon, and specialises in family and criminal law.
Partner
Paul has specialised in matrimonial law throughout his career and has considerable experience and expertise in the financial aspects of relationship breakdown.
Partner
Bideford lawyer Jen Law heads up Slee Blackwell's Bideford office in North Devon, and specialises in family and criminal law.