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Cohabitation Agreements

A cohabitation agreement is a form of legal agreement between a couple who choose to live together - whether they are heterosexual or of the same sex.

Law for Women strongly advises couples to sign a cohabitation agreement in order to protect themselves from unnecessary cost and litigation if their relationship terminates. The agreement, much like a prenuptial agreement, allows the individuals to determine who will keep specific assets and what will happen to assets purchased jointly if they separate. This agreement is binding to both partners.

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Whether you're a heterosexual couple or a same sex couple, a cohabitation contract clarifies financial commitments and sets out who pays what, and how responsibilities in running the home are shared.

 

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