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Would You Be Benefited by a Cohabitation Agreement?

By Law Offices of Manuel Fajardo  May. 22, 2013 1:20p

There are many couples in Tampa and throughout the state, and the nation for that matter, who choose to remain unmarried but not because of a lack of commitment to one another. Everyone has their own reasons for going the traditional route of marriage or choosing to create a loving, life-long relationship without certain ceremonies or expectations. When an unmarried couple wishes to gain legal rights that many married couples exercise then a cohabitation agreement may be the answer. As the debate goes on in regard to same sex marriage laws, many same sex couples also make use of this formal agreement so partners can share their lives together with some peace of mind.

A cohabitation agreement is a legally binding document which is employed in a similar way to a prenuptial agreement. It is a contract that you and your partner can create which sets out agreements in regard to financial affairs, shared property, inheritance and the like. Couples who are together for a long time may find themselves buying a home together, opening joint checking and/or savings accounts and other such details; cohabitation agreement can be invaluable when dealing with such issues in the event that the couple decides to part ways or if one partner passes away. Property division, division of assets, child custody, alimony, child support and many other issues can be agreed upon and made into a sort of customized legal contract. Working with a divorce lawyer knowledgeable in cohabitation agreements and other aspects of family law can help ensure that your agreement is carefully constructed and will stand up in court should the need arise.

Make sure the best interests of you and your partner are protected!

A divorce attorney on our team at the Law Offices of Manuel Fajardo has helped families throughout Tampa and surrounding communities get the legal help they need for a family law matter. We understand that family legal issues can be complicated and emotionally heated. Having an attorney that is prepared for anything is crucial for getting the results you are looking for. We have helped clients obtain peace of mind through a cohabitation agreement, prenuptial agreement or postnuptial agreement. From mediation and settlement agreements to litigation and modifications or enforcement of court orders we have the legal competence, drive and passion to get the job done. Contact our firm today to set up a free initial consultation. See how we may be able to obtain the results you are looking for.

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