Legal Advice for Couples

Good communication and sensible planning can benefit all couples – helping to avoid disputes, reducing the risk of stress, and ensuring that your wishes are known. We can provide advice on cohabitation rights, property ownership, wills, LPAs, and agreements for different circumstances. 

For cohabiting partners, who have fewer rights under law than those who are married, putting the right legal arrangements in place may be particularly important. You may not have the automatic legal rights that you expect. It is a really good idea to make arrangements in case of events such as separation, loss of mental capacity or death. Even if you are married, if you become unable to make decisions for yourself, your spouse may not have the right to make them on your behalf unless you have a lasting power of attorney in place.

Legal services for couples

We provide a range of legal services for couples and families, including:

  • Advice on cohabitation rights (rights of unmarried couples living together)
  • Cohabitation agreements
  • Pre and post nuptial agreements
  • Separation agreements
  • Wills
  • Lasting powers of attorney
  • Declarations of trust and other property ownership matters
How we work

Whether you are looking for advice about your cohabitation rights or need help preparing a formal agreement, will or other document, our experienced lawyers can help. 

A named lawyer will deal with your matter from start to finish and keep you informed about progress. A member of the team will always be available to speak to on a day-to-day basis. 

Before we start working for you, we will agree with you:

  • exactly what needs to be done
  • who will be doing the work
  • how much it will cost or how the fee will be calculated
Get in touch

Contact us to discuss your matter with a member of the family law team.

We are committed to providing an excellent, personalised service for all of our clients. We are accredited with the Lexcel Quality Mark by the Law Society, in recognition of the high quality of legal practice management and client care that our team provides.

100% professional throughout.

Marital and Cohabitation Agreements

Parental Responsibility

Arrangements for Children

Declarations of Trust


Property Ownership Disputes

Registration of Religious Marriages

The Team
Amy Jeffery
Amy Jeffery

Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives

Anita Laws
Anita Laws

Chartered Legal Executive

Mark Fairchild
Mark Fairchild


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