Compassionate & Experienced

We Are Here to Help You Through the Legal Process

Texas Cohabitation Agreement Attorney

Consult a Knowledgeable Austin Cohabitation Agreements Lawyer

Couple sitting across from lawyer representing a cohabitation agreement

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.

Are you and your partner planning to move in together or have you 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.

Curious if a cohabitation agreement is right for you? Contact a cohabitation agreement law firm at (512) 271-2063 today!

What Is a Cohabitation Agreement?

In some ways, cohabitation agreements are similar to a marital agreements. The two parties who are living together as romantic partners agree to certain terms, such as how property and assets will be divided if the relationship ends.

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

Cohabitation and Alimony in Texas

Cohabitation is defined as a romantic relationship between an unmarried couple that is regularly living together. In Texas, an individual may have to sacrifice alimony rights if entering into a cohabitation relationship. The ex-spouse that is providing spousal support must file a motion to terminate alimony and be able to prove that the other spouse is indeed cohabitating with someone else.

Don’t hesitate to speak with a cohabitation agreements attorney in Austin, TX to learn more about other implications that cohabitation may have.

Get Started on Your Texas Cohabitation Agreement with a 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.

Request a consultation online or call us at (512) 271-2063 to learn more about Texas cohabitation agreements today!

It Starts With Caring For Our Clients

Client Testimonials

  • "Melissa Williams is an elite family law attorney. I had a contentious and taxing divorce process, and she handled it with knowledge, professionalism, and care."
    Melanie R.
  • Melissa Williams is a brilliant professional that becomes a real friend.

    Former Client
  • Melissa was the perfect lawyer!

    Denise C.
  • I highly recommend Melissa and can't thank her enough for all her help!

    Jeff D.
  • Hiring Melissa was the best decision that I made!

    Bailey B.
  • I highly recommend her legal counsel and services!

    Marty M.
  • I'm grateful for her help.

Hiring The Right Attorney Matters Why Melissa Williams
  • Creative, Proactive Approach
    We take our clients' cases very seriously and we understand that no two cases are alike. Every case is handled with an open mind and by an attorney who is here to listen to your side of the story.
  • Board Certified Family Law Attorney
    Attorney Melissa Williams has been certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization to practice Family Law in the state of Texas, a high honor speaking to the her dedication.
  • Specialized Focus
    There are peaceful alternatives to traditional litigation divorce. We are experienced in both traditional litigation and collaborative alternatives
  • Hands-on Advocacy
    When you hire Melissa M. Williams, you work directly with our attorney. You can rely on her to represent your case fully to the end.

Contact us today to set up a consultation with Attorney Melissa Williams. Our divorce attorney in Austin, Texas is ready to answer your questions.