It is not uncommon for couples to live together and never marry. When an unmarried couple separates, there are no laws regarding property or financial rights without a written agreement.
At the Law Office of Angela C. Larkins, Attorney at Law, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, we develop cohabitation agreements for unmarried couples. If you live with but are not married to your significant other, a cohabitation agreement can protect your rights regarding property and finances in the event of a breakup.
Consider a Cohabitation Agreement to Protect Your Property Rights
As a Chattanooga cohabitation agreement attorney, Angela Larkins successfully pursues her clients’ goals and objectives. The goals and objectives of a cohabitation agreement are to protect the personal, financial and property rights of an individual who lives with but is not married to his or her significant other.
Consider establishing a cohabitation agreement if any of the following is true:
- You have significant assets
- You have received or expect to receive an inheritance
- You have children
- You own a business
- You purchased property either before or during the cohabitation
- You earn significantly more or less than your partner
- You provide your partner with financial support
- You want to serve as a guardian or make medical decisions on your partner’s behalf if he or she becomes incapacitated
The above are just a few examples of why you and your partner may choose to establish a cohabitation agreement. Your life together may be very similar to a married couple, but unlike the divorce process, there are no laws determining the outcome of a separation. A cohabitation agreement can ensure your rights are protected.
Contact a Law Firm That Represents Non-Married Couples in Tennessee
If you are in need of guidance regarding a cohabitation agreement, schedule a consultation with our lawyer to learn more. Call 423-648-6622 or contact us online to arrange your initial consultation. We accept all major credit cards to make our assistance available to as many clients as possible.