Forum House
Stirling Road
West Sussex
PO19 7DN

T: 01243 787 335

Justin Lees LLB (Hons) Solicitor - Sole Principal
Accredited by the Law Society
and resolution - first for family law

Chichester family law practice is authorised and
regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority
under reference number 490598


If you are living with someone without being married, you might think that you have similar rights to a married
couple, if the relationship breaks down or your partner dies. You would be wrong. There is no such thing as a
common law marriage, and those who live together outside marriage or a civil partnership have very few
rights that arise out of the relationship.

We can explain the situation to you, and advise you on how best to protect yourself and your children.