Pre-Nuptial or Cohabitation Agreements:
Are you in a relationship where you and your significant other are contemplating living together or marriage. A cohabitation or a pre-nuptial agreement can help you avoid conflict by establishing each person’s responsibilities, rights and obligations. It can protect each party’s finances and family.
If you are contemplating moving your relationship to the next level in an organized and open manner aimed at improving your communication, a cohabitation or pre-nuptial agreement will allow you to:
● Define each party’s respective property rights following their marriage or commencement of cohabitation;
● Define each party’s right to manage and control all community real and personal property; and, separate real and personal property;
● Define how federal and state income tax returns will be handled;
● Define how the care and support of children from a previous relationship will be handled;
● Define the parties rights to spousal support in the event of a divorce or legal separation;
● Define the responsibility of each party for the joint debts incurred during the relationship.