Understanding Cohabitation Agreements
Tampa Divorce Lawyer
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,
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
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
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.
Work with a 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.