Cohabitation Claims

If you’d like to talk to us about cohabitation claims, please call our free legal helpline on freephone 0808 139 1606 for initial guidance, or send an email to us at [email protected]

There is no such thing as common law partner/husband/wife.  The law does not offer the same protection to unmarried couples as it does to those who are married. 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.  We can also advise you on any legal claim you might have in Trust law against a property you both lived in but was in your partner’s sole name.  

Your first step – Specialist advice from our divorce solicitors

It’s important to get legal advice early in the divorce process so you get the right guidance at the right time in order to safeguard your interests. Though it can be complex, our team of specialist solicitors will combine our in-depth knowledge of business law and family law to make the process as stress-free as possible. It is particularly important to make sure the business is correctly valued for divorce purposes. Valuation is a complicated area and we work with experienced independent valuers who understand the issues that arise during a divorce.

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
Jen is a solicitor specialising in family and criminal law. Jen can represent you in the Family Court or the Criminal Magistrates’/Crown Court.
Partner
Paul has specialised in matrimonial law throughout his career and has considerable experience and expertise in the financial aspects of relationship breakdown.
Partner
Jen is a solicitor specialising in family and criminal law. Jen can represent you in the Family Court or the Criminal Magistrates’/Crown Court.