Helping Contemporary Families Understand Their Rights
Legally Forming a Cohesive Family Unit
In our modern society, many partners prefer to use non-traditional legal avenues to form a cohesive family unit. Unlike married individuals, cohabitants who are not married do not have automatic protection under the law for property or assets jointly acquired. There are special types of agreements that can protect both partners. A cohabitation agreement and/or domestic partnership agreement are ways to legally establish the methods by which an unmarried couple owns property during their relationship, and how this property should be divided if they separate or one dies. There are a few other ways to protect unmarried individuals without cohabitation agreements, for instance, partition actions can be initiated to divide real property acquired during a relationship. I am well versed on all methods to achieve your goals and ready to discuss your options at any time.