Cohabitation and Property

Most disputes between cohabiting partners relate to money and property. When the relationship ends, decisions have to be taken on issues like who will pay the money owed on a lease and what happens to commingled assets. This section will provide you with information on how cohabitation can affect your property rights and how you can avoid problems in the future. Please click on the links to know more:

  • Unmarried Couples and Property Basics :  Learn about the legal status of unmarried property owners, how the property is divided if the relationship ends, and what happens to the property upon the death of a partner.
  • Property Rights for Unmarried Couples : In this section, you’ll find information on what a cohabitation property agreement should include, how to cover a house in a cohabitation property agreement, and much more.
  • Wills and Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care : Unmarried cohabitants may leave estate property to one another upon death in a will. In addition, a partner can draft a living will (also called a “healthcare directive”) dictating his or her wishes with regard to medical treatment.

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