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Orland Park Cohabitation Agreement Attorneys

Flossmoor cohabitation agreement lawyer

Lawyers Help Couples With Living Together Contracts in Cook County, IL

If couples decide to live together without being married, there can be many legal and financial obligations to iron out. Marriage laws give certain rights to spouses, but those rights must be established through an agreement for unmarried couples. Cohabitation agreements allow domestic partnerships to flourish by clarifying each person's role and obligations in a relationship.

Our attorneys are experienced in working with domestic partnerships, particularly nontraditional families. We help our clients through the procedures of drafting a cohabitation agreement which will protect your current rights and future plans.

Cohabitation Agreement Requirements in Illinois

A legally binding cohabitation agreement must fit the needs of each person involved in a domestic partnership or family. A cohabitation agreement can include the following:

  • Provisions for division of household incidentals (i.e., rent or mortgage payments, utility bills, insurance, etc.)
  • Provisions for property proprietorship and survivorship
  • Provisions for parenting roles in the event of a breakup (mainly when one partner is not the biological or adoptive parent)
  • Provisions for debt accountability
  • Provisions for property dispersal upon separation or death

A cohabitation agreement can also include cases where a domestic partner is named a conservator in case of the other partner's medical incapacitation. A cohabitation agreement, along with estate planning tools, can provide domestic partners some of the same legal rights that married spouses receive. Anderson and Associates, P.C. is a skilled law firm that helps our clients create effective cohabitation agreements. We work with our clients to ensure that your rights and wishes are protected.

Contact us at 708-226-9904 to learn more about creating or enforcing a cohabitation agreement. From our Orland Park office, we serve clients throughout the area, including Homer Glen, Frankfort, Midlothian, Crestwood, Homewood, and Flossmoor.

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