Cohabitation Agreements

Michigan Cohabitation Agreements

A cohabitation agreement is an agreement between parties who plan to live together or are already living together in an intimate relationship other than a valid marriage or registered domestic partnership. A cohabitation agreement can be used to govern the parties’ personal financial arrangements and/or the various business and property transactions contemplated to be entered into in the future. Unlike prenuptial, post-nuptial and marital settlement agreements, cohabitation agreements are governed solely by general contract principles and law, and the rules and laws applicable to the particular financial, business and property transactions involved. They can be used for a variety of purposes, including to keep property interests separate, to provide for joint property, to create a partnership, and even to provide for treatment of the parties’ respective interests as though they were married.

A Word of Caution:

Michigan prenuptial, post-nuptial or post-marital, and cohabitation agreements are important legal documents and contracts, which bind the parties for years into the future. DO NOT attempt to enter into any such agreement as provided by an Internet service or other do-it-yourself legal forms provider. Such services and forms are notoriously unreliable; are not current with or do not even address Michigan law; and are incapable of properly addressing the particular circumstances and desires of the parties involved.

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