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Cohabitation Agreement Attorney in Austin

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When two people get married, there are certain rights and responsibilities they are awarded. However, two people in a relationship, especially a cohabitating relationship, do not share all of these rights. If you and your partner are planning to move in together or have recently done so, speaking with an Austin cohabitation agreement lawyer is in your best interest. Attorney Melissa Williams can help you create a personalized contract that can be enforced should you have a disagreement or decide to part ways.

If you are unsure whether a cohabitation agreement is right for you, contact our firm at (512) 271-2063.

What Is a Cohabitation Agreement?

In some ways, a cohabitation agreement is similar to a marital agreement. The two parties who are living together as romantic partners agree to certain terms, such as how property and assets will be divided. Although you are not currently thinking about going your separate ways, especially when you're just moving in together, these agreements can help protect you and your future.

A cohabitation agreement can address a number of issues in the event that one partner dies or the relationship ends, such as:

  • Ensuring each partner's finances are protected
  • Determining who will be responsible for paying off joint debts
  • Establishing what assets have been acquired before cohabitating

Who Needs a Cohabitation Agreement?

Not everyone needs a cohabitation agreement. While it may be helpful to many couples, there are certain circumstances for which we recommend having one. Attorney Melissa Williams can work with you to determine whether your situation calls for a cohabitation agreement.

The circumstances where a cohabitation agreement may be useful include:

  • One partner has substantial debt
  • One partner owns their own business
  • One partner will be receiving an inheritance
  • One partner will be foregoing their career to care for children
  • One or both partners have children from another relationship
  • The home that will be shared is owned/rented by one or both partners

Request Help from a Board-Certified Family Law Attorney in Austin

As an unmarried couple, you and your significant other deserve the chance to protect your rights and as well as your assets. Our experienced Austin cohabitation agreement lawyer is here to answer your questions and help you understand the benefits of drafting these types of agreements.

To request a consultation, call us at (512) 271-2063.

“I am dedicated to representing my clients in a way that minimizes conflict and maximizes solutions.”

- Melissa M. Williams
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