Hiring a Cohabitation Agreement Lawyer
Cohabitations are increasingly common as couples choose to live together for longer periods of time before they wed or go their separate ways.
What is a Cohabitation Contract?
A cohabitation contract is a legal contract between a couple that has chosen to live together but not marry.
Why Hire a Cohabitation Agreement Lawyer?
We as cohabitation agreement lawyers help the parties involved voluntarily specify how money, property, and debt will be handled between the individuals, both during and after the relationship. We help you specify who gets what, and we can create a buy-out clause that would require one party to reimburse the other for any items he or she wants to keep in the event that the relationship was terminated.
If you decide to get married, you could leverage the accord created by your cohabitation agreement lawyer as a template for a prenuptial agreement. Keep in mind that a cohabitation agreement does not automatically merge into a prenuptial. Naturally, it should be reviewed before it is used as the basis for a prenuptial agreement as to insure all issues and concerns are addressed. Our experienced prenuptial agreement lawyer at Lewis & Matthews P.C. will review the agreement for you to ensure all your rights are protected and that the terms are correct and legally binding.
s lawyers can help ensure that both of you are protected in the event that one of you passes away, as the cohabitation contract agreement becomes a useful estate planning tool. The agreement enables each party to:
- Make funeral arrangements for each other
- Inherit property from the other
- Receive death benefits
A cohabitation contract will insure that your partner is taken care of in the event of your death or disability and provide peace of mind to both parties.
As life changes, so should your cohabitation contract. Review the document periodically to ensure it reflects how you and your partner want things to go if the relationship comes to an end. If there has been a major change in your lifestyles, debts or finances, you may need to make changes to the agreement.
If you are planning on living with someone or are currently cohabitating and want to protect your interests and rights contact Lewis & Matthews P.C. and learn how we can help you ensure all your rights are protected and that the terms are correct and legally binding.
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Meet the Team
Learn more about the team at Lewis & Matthews, P.C.
Jennifer Lewis – Since she got her license in 1988, managing partner Jennifer Lewis has been helping people with family law, criminal law, estate planning and probate proceedings, personal injury and medical malpractice claims, zoning and land use planning, and general civil litigation.
Ms. Lewis has practiced law in federal and state courts in Kansas, Colorado, and Missouri. She believes in a patient, practical, and compassionate approach, which tremendously helps clients as they navigate the challenges that come with family law matters.
Amanda Huber – As a legal assistant, Amanda helps with the daily tasks of sending legal correspondence and documents, preparing court filings, and scheduling, among other tasks. Amanda joined the firm in 2022 and has helped clients in all phases of their divorce.
Prior to joining Lewis & Matthews, Amanda worked at an upscale country club in San Diego, where she was born and raised.
Outside of work you can find Amanda wine tasting, gardening, and spending time with her beloved cat, Waffles.
Jackie Flanagan – For the last five years, office manager Jackie Flanagan has been in charge of making sure that the firm is run well every day. Ms. Flanagan also has valuable insights for the firm, having been a long-term resident of Colorado.
Counties We Serve
If you live in the following counties and need to have your cohabitation agreements drafted by a seasoned legal team, we can help:
Address: 1325 S Colorado Blvd, Suite 503, Denver, CO 80222
Address: 114 Village Place, Suite 206, Dillon, CO 80435
Phone Number: (970) 468-0240