Family Solicitors in Bury St Edmunds


Family issues can cause untold stress for you and your loved ones, but by choosing Ellisons’ you are assured of tailored, objective, and realistic advice from our Family Solicitors in Bury St Edmunds.

Lead Contacts

Lisa Dawson

Lisa Dawson

Partner & Head of Family

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Rosalyn Jacobs

Associate Solicitor

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Divorce Solicitors offering expert family mediation

Emotionally charged family situations require sensitive handling. Our experienced Family Law Solicitors tailor advice to every unique case and work towards an appropriate resolution.

We understand that the pursestrings can be pushed to breaking point during any family dispute and we will do our best to support you as cost-effectively as we can. As part of Resolution – a community of family justice professionals – our Divorce Solicitors are committed to find a way to a fitting outcome in a constructive and non-confrontational way.

We can also support you via a collaborative law process if there is the opportunity to find a resolution out of court.

What is cohabitation and a cohabitation agreement?

Cohabitation is defined as a couple who live together and are in a relationship but are not married. Simply living together does not provide ‘rights’ for either party, however by entering into a cohabitation agreement you can decide how the property and any other sole, or jointly owned, assets are split in the result of the relationship breaking down. This legally binding contract can also set out the living arrangements and which person will pay for what utility or service.

If you are considering living with your partner and putting a cohabitation agreement in place between you, then it is imperative to have it prepared, drafted and executed by a legal expert, like Ellisons, to ensure enforceability when necessary. What will be good for now will not always be good in the future, so if circumstances change and finances change then your agreement should be amended and updated with the help of a legal team to make it fit for purpose moving forward.

Learn more about cohabitation now or contact our Family team now to discuss your options.

Meet our Family Solicitors in Bury St Edmunds

Rosalyn Jacobs is the Family team’s lead contact in Bury St Edmunds, advising clients on all aspects of Family and Divorce law. Qualified since 2009, acknowledged in the Legal 500 and as a member of Resolution, Rosalyn can offer guidance on all matters, including those involving financial settlements, cohabitation, injunctions, and child issues.

Keen on fitness, in her spare time Rosalyn enjoys walking her dog and undertaking her role as trustee for a charity set up in her sister’s memory.





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