Protecting yourself legally in a new relationship

When you have been divorced, marrying again may not feel like the right option and so often we see people moving into cohabiting relationships. However, the rules surrounding cohabitation are very different to those for married couples. In today’s episode, Tamsin speaks to family lawyer Jason Stanley about how finances might be divided post cohabitation and how you can agree how things will be divided before and during cohabitation or marriage to save cost later.


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Jason Stanley
Jason is described in the UK Legal 500 as “practical and approachable”. Jason covers most aspects of family law but in the main, advises clients in relation to resolving financial issues following a marriage breakdown, divorce and separation.

He also has considerable experience in advising clients in relation to an array of disputed child arrangements that include relocation of children internally within the UK and abroad, specific issue matters of disputed of schools, parentage, and parental responsibly and emergency prohibitive work.

He also undertakes personal protection injunction applications in cases of domestic or emotional abuse. Jason also has experience advising clients who are unmarried, drafting cohabitation and separation agreements, and will regularly advise clients about wealth protection, pre and post nuptial agreements that is an emerging area of law that he has a particular interest in.

He has attained Resolution specialist accreditation in Complex Financial Remedies and in Cohabitation and Trust of Lands and Appointment of Trustees Act.


Tamsin is a Chartered Financial Planner with over 20 years experience. She works with couples and individuals who are at the end of a relationship and want agree how to divide their assets FAIRLY without a fight.

You can contact Tamsin at or arrange a free initial meeting using She is also part of the team running Facebook group Separation, Divorce and Dissolution UK

Tamsin Caine MSc., FPFS
Chartered Financial Planner
Smart Divorce Ltd
Smart Divorce

P.S. I am the co-author of “My Divorce Handbook – It’s What You Do Next That Counts”, written by divorce specialists and lawyers writing about their area of expertise to help walk you through the divorce process. You can buy it by scanning the QR code…

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