Couples who are living or plan to live together without going through a legal marriage can still enter into agreements to protect their assets and legal rights. These “Cohabitation Agreements” help determine issues such as support and property division in the event that the relationship ends. Nobody wants to think about the possible end of a relationship just as it is beginning, but we still carry an umbrella even if we’re hoping for no rain.
In order for a Court to find these Agreements legally binding, both parties must obtain independent legal advice before signing.
Let Oakley Family Law help draft your Cohabitation Agreement, or contact us after the agreement is already written, to provide that independent legal advice you need and to advise you of your rights, responsibilities and any possible unforeseen consequences under the agreement you’ve written. Contact us online or call us today at 587-943-1394 to book your consultation.
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