Andrews Family Law and Mediation Offices
Cohabitation Agreements

Why might I need a Cohabitation Agreement?

More and more Americans are choosing to live together outside of marriage than ever. According to the 2000 Census data over 5.4 million couples live together. Forty percent of those households have children. In addition, more and more seniors are cohabitating in lieu of marriage. Cohabitation agreements are meant to protect the legal interests of unmarried persons living together. A cohabitation agreement might be useful for example in determining interests related to purchasing property together, living in the same dwelling and sharing expenses, reimbursements for housing improvements, joint liability for debts, agreements related to having children together though unwed, including parenting plans. Andrews Law and Mediation Offices stands ready to assist you in assessing your needs and in drafting a legal agreement.