Posts Tagged ‘Cohabitation agreement’

How Viable are Cohabitation Agreements? Are They for me?

Marriage is a legal contract between two people and, for people who do not want this option, cohabitation agreements exist. Unmarried couples need the same option to be able to create a contract amongst themselves that will define rights and obligations that each partner owes to one another. These contracts help you understand one another… Continue reading →

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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California cohabitation agreements

Cohabitation occurs when two people live together, are engaged in an intimate relationship and do not have a legal commitment such as a valid marriage or recognized domestic partnership. When couples cohabitate, California law does not recognize their individual assets as community property as when two people are married. It is not hard to see… Continue reading →

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Cohabitation agreement

Ending a long-term relationship is difficult and stressful – whether the partners are married or not. Over the years, many types of agreements have been developed to address the issues that arise for unmarried couples, such as a cohabitation agreement. The purpose of this agreement is to avoid litigation in the event the relationship ends…. Continue reading →

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 →