Minnesota law recognizes cohabitation agreements between people who live togetherbut aren’t married. We at Appelhof, Pfeifer & Hart, P.A. have more than 50 years ’ combined experienced helping clients prepare cohabitation agreements. We work hard to establish a strong rapport with our clients, and look forward to getting to know you as you come to trust and rely on us to help you resolve family issues.
A cohabitation agreement is similar to a prenuptial and postnuptial agreement in many respects. It is an agreement entered into by two people who plan to live together as intimate partners, and is most often used to establish the division of assets in the event that the partners later decide to go their separate ways.
Cohabitation agreements are enforceable in Minnesota only if they are in writing and signed by the parties.
A cohabitation agreement governs many issues that may arise if the partners break up or if one of them dies. Such issues include:
Many rights come with marriage, but an unmarried partner without a cohabitation agreement may have no rights if the other partner dies.
Contact an Oakdale family law firm with more than 50 years of combined experience. Appelhof, Pfeifer & Hart, P.A. delivers reliable representation throughout Minnesota, including in Washington County, Dakota County, Burnsville, Eagan and Woodbury, MN. We offer free consultations, and flexible scheduling is available. Call us at 651-379-3024 or contact us online to arrange an appointment.
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