DuPage County Cohabitation Agreement Lawyers
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There are many reasons why couples chose to cohabitate, whether before or in place of marriage. If you and your partner are considering the step of cohabitation, it is important to consider the advantages and the potential drawbacks of such a move. It is also important to protect yourself in the case that the relationship comes to an end.
At the DuPage County area law firm of Andrew Cores Family Law Group, we assist clients with the formation of cohabitation agreements and advise them as to what rights they have throughout the legal process. This agreement will detail the financial arrangements and property division in the event that the couple decides to split.
Experienced Family Law Attorneys in DuPage, Cook and Kendall Counties
Without a cohabitation agreement, the end of a relationship can have significant financial consequences, since it will not have any of the protections of a legal marriage. There is no presumption, for example, that property belongs to both parties, unless both parties' names are on the property titles.
Cohabitating couples often open joint accounts and pool other types of resources, but there is no obligation for any type of financial support to continue if the relationship should end. There are exceptions in cases where cohabitating parents have children together.
Plans for Cohabitation in Illinois
If you are thinking about cohabitation and would like to learn more about your legal options, speak with one of our experienced family lawyers at Andrew Cores Family Law Group. Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation by calling 630-871-1002. We represent clients in DuPage County, Cook County, and Kendall County areas.