Family Law Solicitors In Essex

Cohabiting Lawyer in Waltham Abbey

The law concerning Cohabitee (living together without being married) is completely different to that which applies to married couples.

If you are considering separating from your partner, it may be worth while getting to know what your legal rights are, especially in complex matters involving custody of your children, property, finances and inheritance.

We like to encourage both partners to work amicably and aim to resolve through mediation or collaboration.

Where a sterner approach is required to secure you and your children’s right we will discuss, explain and provide the options available to you. You will also understand the court procedure thoroughly before you apply to the Court.

One piece of advice we can give you is to ensure that you are secure from the outset of your relationship. We recommend drafting a clear and concise cohabitation agreement, recording clearly what you and your partner’s intentions are in relation to split of property and finances and even the time that the children will spend with each parent in the event the relationship breaks down.