Couples who live together without the benefit of marriage (cohabiters) are not protected as spouses are under domestic relations law. Unmarried individuals living with one another may become legally protected by negotiating and entering into a cohabitation agreement. The Ccourts will recognize the claims of cohabitants if they are based upon the legal and express contractual terms and conditions. The validity of a cohabitation agreement, as with any marital contract, requires that the contract was entered into by each party freely and that it is not the result of overreaching, fraud, or coercion.
Our Nassau County divorce lawyers can help couples both craft and enforce cohabitation agreements. Call Jane K. Cristal, P.C. at (800) 817-5029 today for a confidential consultation.
Simply put, cohabitation agreements can help eliminate future complications should a couple decide to separate. These agreements can help define legal rights and obligations, as well as prevent any claims that may require the couple to go to court to resolve issues.
If you need to discuss your cohabitation agreement with a seasoned and skilled Nassau County family law attorney, turn to Jane K. Cristal, P.C. We bring more than 80 years of collective insight and experience to the table. Our firm can help clients navigate a broad range of family law and related matters.
We are here to assist you with creating a strong and effective cohabitation agreement. Give our firm a call today at (800) 817-5029.