Cohabitation Agreements

As people wait longer to get married attitudes about unmarried couples change, more and more couples are choosing to cohabitate, or live together without being married. At de Beer & Associates, P.A., our attorneys help unmarried individuals protect their legal rights when living with a partner.

Cohabitation can raise complex questions of property division when a couple chooses to go their separate ways. If two people are married, there are divorce guidelines and procedures in place to help them resolve issues involving marital property. However, most cohabiting couples are left to resolve these questions on their own if they do not have a cohabitation agreement in place.

A cohabitation agreement allows you and your partner to make important decisions, including:

  • How to divide jointly owned property in the event of a breakup
  • Who will be responsible for joint debts
  • Who will have "custody" of any pets you share
  • Who gets to remain in your house or apartment

Splitting up with a long-term partner is never easy, and it can be even more difficult when you are fighting over your legal rights and property. Our family law attorneys have decades of experience helping people resolve these issues before they arise, allowing you to move on with your life with significantly less stress and expense.

Contact Our St. Paul Lawyers For Cohabitation Agreements

If you are planning to move in with someone or are currently living with a significant other, you have rights and you deserve to protect them. From our offices in Edina and Lake Elmo, Minnesota, we serve heterosexual and same-sex couples throughout the Twin Cities.

To learn more about cohabitation agreements and begin protecting your interests, we encourage you to contact us at (651) 714-2378 or (651) 714-2378 to arrange an initial consultation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys.