Chicago Cohabitation Agreement Attorneys

Professionally crafted agreements to preemptively address the legal relationship between two unmarried individuals in a cohabitating relationship.

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Understanding Cohabitation Agreements in Illinois

The attorneys at Hoffenberg & Block, LLC are aware of the growing interest and demand for Cohabitation Agreements.

What is a Cohabitation Agreement?

A Cohabitation Agreement is a contract that lays out the legal relationship between two unmarried individuals in a cohabitating relationship. Where a marriage itself provides the contract and the law to enforce certain obligations to respective spouses, the Cohabitation Agreement sets the terms and basis for the unmarried couple’s rights and obligations to each other, and the shared expenses and/or assets that are a part of the relationship.

Who needs a Cohabitation Agreement?

Much like a prenuptial Agreement, it is not necessary for someone to have substantial wealth to qualify for the use of a Cohabitation Agreement.

Such an agreement is useful in any of the following circumstances:

  1. There will be a shared home owned or rented by one or both of the individuals
  2. There are minor children and one person is going to be caring for the children while giving up a career
  3. One of the individuals owns a business
  4. One of the individuals has a child from a prior relationship
  5. There needs to be specifics regarding maintaining and managing health insurance and healthcare coverage.
  6. One individual is going to support the other individual in pursuit of an education to advance his or her career
  7. One individual has substantial debt
  8. One individual has or is expecting an inheritance

A proper Cohabitation Agreement addresses joint expenses, maintaining real estate, separating personal property, maintaining joint accounts, what occurs in the event of disability or death, how a partner will be supported in the event a relationship ends, and may even refer to powers of attorney.

The experienced attorneys at Hoffenberg & Block, LLC can assist you in deciding whether a cohabitation agreement is right for you and your partner, and ensure that any such agreement provides the protection you need based upon the circumstances.

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To discuss your cohabitation agreement concerns with an experienced Chicago Cohabitation Agreement Attorney, contact Hoffenberg & Block today at 312-853-8000 or Click Here to schedule a confidential case evaluation.