It is important to know your legal rights as a cohabitant. If you have a cohabitation agreement or a declaration of trust in place, it will detail your intentions as to how to divide your estate and help resolve any issues that arise during the separation process. If you don’t, you’ll need to negotiate the terms of your separation with your ex. In either case, mediation is the ideal solution for separating the cohabitant.
Mediation is an effective method of dispute resolution that involves the cooperation of both parties, together with the assistance of a professional mediator-solicitor.