Family Law Solicitors In Essex

Cohabiting Lawyer

Kayson Solicitors
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Sam ListerSam Lister
15:43 31 May 24
I cannot express my gratitude enough for the exceptional legal support I received from Kayson and the entire team.
Tim JanjoTim Janjo
13:53 24 May 24
Kayson solicitors have been very professional, and very responsive to needs of my case.A special appreciation I would pay to Ms K. Patel , who has been exceptional throughout the process in dealing with my case.
Sam HeadonSam Headon
08:20 20 May 24
Highly recommend Kayson Solicitors for their family services. They represented me and were a great source of guidance, really helped me obtain the divorce and financial settlement!
taskin huseyintaskin huseyin
10:52 15 May 24
Highly recommend Kayson solicitors who offered the best professional service through my divorce and settlement procedure.
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15:07 10 May 24
Thank you Kayson solicitors. Great firm. i had instructed them to help in a child maintenance payment issue which they dealt with very swiftly. i had a very good experience with them.
Kim LarssonKim Larsson
15:07 10 May 24
Thank you Kayson solicitors. Great firm. i had instructed them to help in a child maintenance payment issue which they dealt with very swiftly. i had a very good experience with them.
Amanda SmithAmanda Smith
10:48 08 May 24
kayson solicitors were appointed to resolve a family matter. my case was handled with compassion and professionalism. thanks to my solicitor in particular, we manage to finalise the matter with relative ease and get the issue resolved in my favour. The best firm in Essex, I highly recommend them.
Adam JosephAdam Joseph
17:24 02 May 24
Kayson Solicitors handled a complex business dispute for me which required very delicate handling. Kam and her team were very professional and great communicators and guided us through negotiating a deal which was fair, even though the other party and their litigators were aggressive and confrontational, i highly recommend them.
kathleen leduckathleen leduc
09:39 26 Apr 24
Kayson solicitors were appointed to resolve a family matter. My case was handled with compassion and professionalism. Thanks to my solicitor in particular, we managed to finalise my matter with relative ease and get the issues resolved in my favour. if the need should arise they would be top of my list. Excellence!
Anduena Topulli SulaAnduena Topulli Sula
20:57 21 Feb 24
I will not stop recommending Keyson Solicitor to everyone I know. Not only for the professional skills but most of all for the human and kindness I’ve been treated during my personal dispute with ex husband. Thanks a lot.
Arta GogaArta Goga
20:46 17 Feb 24
5 stelle è qualcosa comeThanks for you help during this hard time struggles. Knowing that I was not alone and can rely on professional to take care of family legal dispute, hade an positive impact on my daily life,Thank Kayson Solicitor
Bianca PopescuBianca Popescu
13:32 17 Feb 24
I couldn’t recommend more Kayson solicitors! The best solicitors around! Great and amazing service and quality!
Lindy looLindy loo
20:06 16 Feb 24
My mother has been so stressed with her divorce. However, Kam our solicitor, helped us through and was just amazing! Nothing was ever to much trouble! It’s now over and with good results thanks to Kam!!!!Would definitely recommend!!!Thank you!
Danielle WindsorDanielle Windsor
09:58 12 Feb 24
Kam Patel at Kaysons helped me as much as they possibly could with a housing and family matter.I was kept in the loop of all proceedings and things were made clear to me .Unfortunately it’s still on going with a barrister as a very complex matter.
Sibel OsmanSibel Osman
16:43 17 Aug 23
I cannot recommend Kayson Solicitors enough. From start to finish, Kam and Lucy were professional, knowledgeable and compassionate. Getting divorced is an emotional process and it was enormously helpful that I had a team behind me that were focused and organised. They reassured and advised me every step of the way so I never felt like I was making life changing decisions alone. I would highly recommend to anyone needing a solicitor. 10 out of 10. I now have the life I desperately needed. Thanks again ladies.
Danielle HardwickDanielle Hardwick
15:37 13 Jul 23
I could not recommend Kayson Solicitors enough for the amazing help and support throughout my divorce and financial matters. Both Kam and Lucy were incredibly knowledgable and really held my hand throughout the whole process. I put my 100% trust in them and they really delivered. They really took the pressure off me in such difficult times. Will definitely be returning for any future legal matters!!!!!!!!!!!!
Delroy SimpsonDelroy Simpson
13:07 30 Oct 22
I had cause for Kam Patel of Kayson Solicitors to represent me in a private matter. I was left throughly impressed with their professionalism. A special mention for Lucy Cornish.I would not hesitate in recommending there services.
Bethan GreatorexBethan Greatorex
11:00 08 Feb 22
We just used Kayson for our recent house sale and would highly recommend them. A very professional, hard working and friendly team - which hasn't always been our experience with solicitors! They took the time to make sure we were informed and understood each part of the process and always responded quickly to any questions we had. Would definitely choose to work with them again.
Samanthalee ChamierSamanthalee Chamier
06:43 17 Sep 21
Kam and Lucy are exceptional! They are professional, yet caring and really take the time to listen, understand and reassure. They were honest with me throughout my case, so I was prepared for all scenarios but thankfully it concluded well and I got to immigrate with my children. I highly recommend them.
I instructed Kayson Solicitors to help me with sale of my property last year. It was a very complicated matter since I had joint mortgage with an ex partner on my property. They took a pro-active approach and handled the matter professionally. Their client-friendly approach helps you to fully understand the process and puts you at ease. The matter was resolved in a timely manner without any delays in the process. I highly recommend Kayson Solicitors! Big thanks to Kam and her team!

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It is said that love comes first, then marriage, then buying home and then children. Well the truth is, it is normally not in that order.

Things have changed dramatically over the recent years and cohabiting has become more popular with couples. There are a number of reasons for this such as the financial costs of getting married, tax implications and testing the durability of the relationship. So, couples found an alternative route of being together, which was cohabitation.


So, what does cohabiting actually mean in law?

It means couples can live together without the formalities of being married. However, in law, the rights for a cohabiting couple are:

  • You have no automatic rights to your partner’s property on their death.
  • You have no automatic entitlement to inherit their estate, even if you have children together, unless there is a will in place.
  • You have no tax reliefs and exemptions that spouses and civil partners enjoy, including pensions.


Considering separating?

There is some help under the law in England & Wales, for example:

  • Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989 provides financial provision for cohabitants’ children under 18.
  • If you bought a property jointly then you may be able to claim your share of the property. If you find that your partner is not agreeing to sell the property, you can apply to the court for an order to sell under The Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (known as TOLATA).
  • It may be possible to establish a claim if one partner has contributed significant amounts towards the home, such as towards the mortgage or renovations.
  • If one partner can prove that they were financially dependent on the other during their relationship, it may be possible to make a claim under the Provision for Family and Dependants Act 1975.

If you are considering separating from your partner and you are worried about what your legal rights are such as your entitlement to a share of property or custody of your children, we strongly recommend that you get in touch to arrange a free 30-minute consultation with one of our specialist solicitors before making a final decision.

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

However, where a sterner approach is required, we will discuss and explain the options that are available to you. It is essential that you understand the court procedure thoroughly before you apply to the court. At Kayson Solicitors, we understand how important it is to be as transparent as possible with our clients to ensure that you understand what to expect and to ensure that you are making the right decision.


Is there a way to improve my legal position?

One piece of advice we can give you is to ensure that you secure your legal position by entering into a cohabitation agreement.

What is a cohabitation agreement?

A cohabitation agreement is a legal agreement reached between a couple who have chosen to live together. Cohabitation agreements are to protect unmarried couples that do not have the same legal rights as married couples. The agreement is a legally binding contract meaning that if your partner was in breach of the agreement, you could take legal action against him/her. The cohabitation agreement sets out a couple’s intentions, clarifying how much each partner pays towards the children, rent/mortgage, bills during the relationship and if the relationship comes an end. We would also advise you to make a will and always keep it up-to-date, especially when your circumstances change.

We understand that it can be difficult to suggest drafting and entering into a cohabitation agreement to your partner, especially when are or considering separation and its consequences are the last things on both parties’ minds. However, in the event that the relationship does break down, having this agreement in place protects you and your children’s interests and can avoid lengthy and expensive legal proceedings.


Future Rights of Cohabiting Couples

Cohabitation Rights Bill 2019

In March 2019, Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames, introduced the Cohabitation Rights Bill to the House of Lords. The Bill looked to protect cohabiting couples of either the same sex or the opposite sex, who have lived together for three years or more and to make provisions about the property of the deceased persons.

On Thursday 13 February 2020, the Cohabitation Rights Bill had its first reading in the House of Lords