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Cohabitation and Domestic Partnership Agreements

Cohabitation and Domestic Partnership Agreements

Unmarried couples living together do not enjoy the same protections and rights as married people in the state of Florida. Even long-term relationships can sometimes fail to be recognized by the Florida court system. To protect your rights and the rights of your partner, it may be advisable to create a contractual agreement that spells out the rights, responsibilities and expectations of each individual in the relationship. Hollywood Domestice Partnership agreement lawyer Ben I. Farbstein can provide you with expert guidance and support in creating these domestic partnerships and other contractual agreements recognized under Florida family law.

Why Form a Domestic Partnership?

Consulting with a qualified Hollywood Florida cohabitation lawyer can provide you with several benefits, including the following:

  • These contracts can allow either partner to make medical arrangements for the other. This can be especially important in cases in which severe injury or illness renders one partner incapacitated for a short or long period of time. This can also be accomplished by providing a power of attorney for each partner that allows them to make these decisions on the other’s behalf.
  • Domestic partnerships can also be structured to allow the pooling of shared resources and joint ownership of properties.
  • A domestic partnership contract or other contractual agreement can allow one partner to inherit property and assets from the other.

By working with the Law Offices of Ben I. Farbstein, you can ensure that your wishes are respected even if you are incapacitated for any reason. This can provide you and your partner with greater peace of mind even in the most difficult times.

No Provisions for Common Law Marriage

Common law marriages are not recognized by the state of Florida. This can present serious issues for couples splitting up after a lengthy period of cohabitation. Planning to protect your assets before the break-up is essential to ensure that you remain financially stable even when your relationship fails. Your Hollywood Florida cohabitation lawyer can provide you with the paperwork needed to protect your legal rights and to secure the assets to which you are fairly entitled.

The Law Offices of Ben I. Farbstein can provide you with expert guidance and legal support in defining your relationship and making sure it is recognized under Florida law. Call us today at 954-962-5900 to discuss your case with us. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you.