Understanding Cohabitation Agreements
A cohabitation agreement is a legal contract that is used similarly to prenuptial & postnuptial agreements, for the purpose of clearly defining the rights and responsibilities between two people living together. When a couple has shared their lives for a significant period of time, they will often find that their financial affairs and property rights become involved and interdependent, whether or not they enter into a legal marriage. When such a couple parts ways, conflicts over
property division and
spousal support commonly ensue, causing upset and costing time and money in legal battles. A cohabitation agreement is way to effectively prevent this situation from occurring.
Same-sex partnerships can benefit from cohabitation agreements. Florida law does not recognize same-sex marriage, but with a legal cohabitation agreement, such partnerships can secure property rights upon death of one of the partners. The same is true for any couple that executes a cohabitation agreement. A Tampa divorce attorney from The Law Offices of Manuel Fajardo can meet with you to help determine whether you and your partner should make a cohabitation agreement, and assist you in drafting the document to be in full compliance with the legal requirements for a valid contract.
Tampa Divorce Attorney
At Law Offices of Manuel Fajardo, we work to provide quality legal service to all our clients in a timely manner. If you have questions about cohabitation agreements, you can come to our firm for a free consultation. We have extensive experience in all aspects of family law, and we will help you work out a cohabitation agreement that is satisfactory to you and your spouse and which will serve you both in the event that it becomes necessary. We serve Spanish speaking clients as well.