Unlike marriage dissolution, cohabitation and palimony agreements are based on contract law. The basic question is whether the parties shared an expressed or implied agreement regarding the sharing of assets. If you are considering entering into a cohabitation arrangement in which substantial personal wealth or property is involved, a cohabitation agreement can help prevent litigation should the relationship change or dissolve. California has taken a leading role in domestic partnership law.
Meyer, Olson, Lowy & Meyers have been advising and representing clients on these issues for over 25 years. As cohabitation and non-marital relationships extend beyond the parameters of California family law, it is important to have an attorney who has extensive experience handling matters in civil court should litigation commence. In order to try to avoid litigation, the parties can enter into a cohabitation agreement defining their respective rights, the terms of which shall be treated as a contract in civil court. Generally, issues such as length of relationship and accustomed standard of living are not relevant. If you are considering a cohabitation and palimony agreement, you should have the top family law attorneys Orange County and Los Angeles have to offer. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
Meyer, Olson, Lowy & Meyers pairs with legal professionals who have extensive experience in matters involving contract law and civil litigation. We work together to ensure that your cohabitation agreement protects your rights and your interests.
We have drafted cohabitation agreements involving multimillion-dollar estates and have represented many of the region’s most successful professionals. Much like a prenuptial or post-nuptial agreement, a cohabitation agreement protects both parties and can save untold heartache and expense in the future.
Meyer, Olson, Lowy & Meyers have been providing effective representation in complex family law, domestic partnerships and cohabitation cases since 1995. Contact us for a consultation. We have offices conveniently located in Century City and Orange County.
Our expert family law attorneys have been providing effective divorce representation in cases involving complex issues of property, spousal support and child custody since 1995. Contact our offices in Los Angeles or Irvine, California, to schedule a consultation about your family law matter.