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Do You Need an Agreement to Cohabitate?

Marvin v. Marvin was a high-profile case that has resulted in palimony (support for nonmarried partners) case law that addresses issues of promised financial support and property division in a nonmarital relationship. A cohabitation agreement provides certainty for couples who choose to remain unmarried.

Developing a Cohabitation Agreement

Our attorneys at Blacker Sammis & Blacker LLP develop cohabitation agreements that consider factors such as:

  • Whether assets will be shared in the event of a breakup
  • What protections each partner requires
  • Whether partner support (palimony) will be paid