Posts Tagged ‘living together’

Tips For Unmarried Parents Who Want to Raise Children Together

A lot of people, especially in recent years have decided upon living together either before or instead of marriage. There are several varying reasons for this, but the most common reasons are that the couple wants to live together and get to know each other better before deciding to get married, the couple doesn’t believe… Continue reading →

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Sample Cohabitation Agreement

The following form is intended for illustrative purposes only.  Your attorney can help you ensure it complies with the laws in effect where you live. This is just a sample intended to guide you and your attorney in drafting a cohabitation agreement that best protects your interest. ________________________________________, Cohabitant No. 1, and ____________________________________, Cohabitant No…. Continue reading →

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Marriage versus Living Together

Marriage may not be right for everyone.  Some couples choose to live together without the benefit of a legal union, such as marriage. There are legal differences between the two relationships, which include: ·     A marriage ends through a legal divorce that can be costly and emotionally draining – A living      together relationship ends upon… Continue reading →

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Changing the door locks after a separation or divorce

A common question asked all the time when a couple decides to separate or divorce is, “Can I change the locks so my partner cannot get in”? Depending on your circumstances the question can be answered with both a yes or no.  If you are living together and not married, it is okay for you… Continue reading →

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A Cohabitation Agreement

When two individuals live together in a long-term relationship that involves emotions and intimacy, it is known as ‘cohabitation’. California law allows certain rights to individuals in a cohabitation relationship.  These are enforced in a written or oral contract.  However, a written contract is the best option.  In a cohabitation relationship, the parties cannot make… Continue reading →