When a Florida couple walks down the aisle and exchanges wedding vows, it's more than just a declaration of love and a romantic event. Marriage is actually a legal contract, and it offers certain protections to both parties. However, if you and your partner do not want to get married, there are still protections that could be available to you.
Unmarried couples do not have to marry in order to enjoy certain legal protections. In fact, many same-sex couples and other unmarried couples have non-marital agreements called living-together agreements, to protect their financial and legal interests. However, if you are considering one of these agreements, you would be prudent to ensure they are drafted correctly and are enforceable.