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.



Pragmatic and Practical advice

Our team is large enough to provide our clients with a full range of expert advice upon all aspects of commercial property, whilst remaining small enough to provide a personal service to our clients, many of whom have enjoyed using our services for many years. With specialists in property matters, dispute resolution, funding, planning and commercial agreements, we offer a fully integrated service to our clients. Our aim is to work in partnership with our clients and their professional advisers, in order to achieve our clients’ goals and to seek solutions where others may only see problems. We offer pragmatic and practical advice, with a view to ensuring that our clients are able to take well informed commercial decisions. We believe that it is this philosophy that has led to the continued growth of the team and a record of client retention that we are very
proud of.

Our clients include residential and commercial developers, individual and corporate investors, charities, financial institutions, public authorities and trading business, purchasing or leasing premises for their own use.


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