Legal Advice for Relationships

No one wants to think about separation or death when starting a new relationship, but it is a really good idea to consider what could happen to your children or your home and other assets if either were to happen. This may be particularly relevant where one or both partners already have children from previous relationships and want to make financial or property arrangements for their benefit, or for unmarried couples living together who are unsure about their cohabitation rights.

Good communication and sensible planning can help to avoid conflict and stress, and formal arrangements such as cohabitation agreements and declarations of trust can be especially important for unmarried couples living together who have fewer rights under the law.

We can advise on cohabitation rights, help you understand your options, and draw up appropriate agreements so that it is clear what is intended to happen in relation to your children or finances, both during your relationship and in the event of the relationship breaking down. We can also advise on prenuptial and postnuptial agreements for married couples.

A named member of our Exeter based family law team will deal with your case. You will be given clear and focused advice throughout your case including guidance about your position and how much the work will cost. We will keep you fully informed about each stage and any outcomes.

Please direct any initial enquiries to Mark Fairchild, Family Team Administrator.

100% professional throughout.

Pre and Post Nuptial and Cohabitation Agreements

Parental Responsibility

Arrangements for Children

Declarations of Trust


Property Ownership Disputes

Registration of Religious Marriages

The Team
Anita Laws
Anita Laws

Chartered Legal Executive

Mark Fairchild
Mark Fairchild


Amy Jeffery
Amy Jeffery

Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives

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