Cohabitation Agreement Attorney in Jacksonville
Protect Your Rights with a Cohabitation Agreement
When two parties live together as a couple, it may be important to enter
into a "cohabitation agreement" to protect the rights of the
parties involved. There are many cases in which individuals live together
for years, and upon the death of one of the parties, the remaining individual
has no legal rights.
Without a cohabitation agreement, the surviving party may:
- Be forced to move out from the property that was a shared home
- Lose personal property
There are a variety of circumstances that could come to pass when two partners
cohabit in Florida. It is important that you get the legal advice necessary
from a Jacksonville divorce attorney. At Hutchinson Law, a
Jacksonville divorce attorney can advise you on any aspect of such agreements. We are prepared to carefully
draft the agreements that you require to protect your rights.
Understanding Florida's Laws
There are a wide variety of circumstances that may exist for individuals
in need of a cohabitation agreement. It is possible that one party wants
to ensure that they protect their property and assets from a future claim
by the live-in partner; or alternatively, they want to provide for the
partner in the event of their death. When the two parties are not married
and do not have a valid marriage contract, these agreements must be carefully
drafted with the Florida courts in mind.
Florida has several archaic laws that remain on the books; for example,
it is actually illegal in Florida to have a sexual relationship in cohabitation.
This law has not yet been removed from the laws of the state and even
though it is likely that a judge may tend to ignore this archaic law,
it does become an issue in cohabitation agreements.
Assistance from Hutchinson Law
It is important that the
Jacksonville family law attorney you choose is well-skilled in the creation of a cohabitation agreement
so that every aspect of the
issues that can come up in court are covered as thoroughly as possible. A cohabitation
agreement is generally considered to be similar to a prenuptial agreement
that is drafted for those who live together as a couple, but are not legally
married. With the help of Hutchinson Law, you can protect your future
and your rights with the drafting of a cohabitation agreement.
Contact a Jacksonville divorce attorney
from Hutchinson Law if you are seeking high quality legal representation
to assist you in the drafting of a cohabitation agreement.