Cohabitation Breakdown

Though you may believe that your relationship will last forever, unfortunately, a lot of partnerships do break down and cohabitation ends. When partners decide they no longer want to live together, there are often important matters to discuss but finding a solution is not always easy. For example, you may need to organise arrangements for the children and how to sort out your finances. These decisions can be difficult, especially if you have opposing opinions and different wants, and reaching a fair conclusion that everyone is happy with doesn’t come easy. This is why many couples turn to professionals like Jacky Lewis, to guide them through the process and to a happy agreement.

Cohabitation Breakdown Epsom and Surrey
The problems resulting from a cohabitation breakdown are dealt with by the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 and by Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989. The law treats cohabiting partners very differently from married partners and legal advice should be taken if you are separating from a cohabitee. At Jacky Lewis Family Law we can help you with these difficult decisions. There is no need to worry about separating from a cohabitee, as expert help is there to ensure you are treated fairly. It is important that both partners are happy with the result.

At Jacky Lewis Family Law, you will find expert help with cohabitation breakdown problems. It’s not always easy to reach an agreement when you decide to stop living with someone, especially if there are children or finances involved.

Take legal advice early before you make any changes so that we can help you understand the best way forward. If an agreement is not possible, then Jacky Lewis can help you through the court process. Jacky Lewis is there to provide professional advice and help you to negotiate an agreement.

Our Values

Jacky Lewis Family Law is a specialist family law firm in the centre of Epsom.  Jacky Lewis provides a collaborative approach to resolving family issues.



Jacky ensures that you receive relaxed and friendly advice in a professional manner at all times.



Jacky provides support and assistance to clients suffering from family issues in a clear and readily comprehensible fashion.


Reasonable Costs

Jacky maintains high quality on all her family law services at competitive prices.



Jacky offers reasonably priced services for everyone who has experienced a relationship breakdown or who wants the protection of a prenuptial or cohabitation agreement. She will offer fixed fees and, depending on the financial situation of the client, discounted rates.

Jacky specialises in dealing with financial arrangements following on from the breakdown of relationships, whether marriage, civil partnership or cohabitation. She also assists clients with matters relating to their children.

Jacky prepares prenuptial agreements and cohabitation agreements.

Jacky can mediate between you and your partner. Jacky can also work collaboratively with you and your partner and their lawyer to find a solution, which is acceptable to both of you.

Fixed Fees

Jacky offers an initial Fixed Fee Interview of an hour for £125.00 + V.A.T. This will give you an opportunity to meet Jacky, to discuss your problems and to work out a plan for sorting things out. If you would like an appointment, please contact us.

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