Cohabitation and Separation Agreements

Although increasing numbers of couples are choosing to live together rather than to marry, many do so without fully understanding the legal consequences of this decision.

Contrary to popular belief, there is no such thing as a “common law marriage” and on the breakdown of cohabiting relationships the courts have only limited powers to deal with financial arrangements. We can advise on the remedies which are available to you and your children as well as on the way any jointly held property should be dealt with.

The Family and Divorce Team

Melanie den Brinker

Melanie den Brinker
Partner

Margaret Evans

Margaret Evans
Solicitor

Lora Grogan

Lora Grogan
Paralegal

Julie Taylor

Julie Taylor
Solicitor

Kristy Underwood

Kristy Underwood
Chartered Legal Executive Advocate

Contact us

We recognise how important it is that you have confidence in your legal advisor. Therefore, if you would like to have an initial discussion before deciding how to proceed, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

T : 01892 510 222
F : 01892 510 333
E : info@bussmurton.co.uk

You can also contact individual team members directly by phone or email by clicking on our People page.