When two partners make the decision to live together, there are specific steps both parties can do to protect their financial and legal interests. If you are moving forward with an arrangement that involves you living with someone you are not married to, you may want to consider the benefits of a cohabitation agreement. Often referred to as a living together agreement, these can grant each party certain rights.
In long-term relationships between two people who never marry, parties often end up comingling assets, sharing bank accounts and perhaps even having children together. It can be quite complex if the relationship ends and a Florida couple needs to divide their assets and resources. If you are considering this type of contract, you would be wise to ensure it is carefully drafted and enforceable.