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New York Cohabitation Agreements Lawyer

Family Law Attorneys - Cohabitation Agreements

Even if you are not married, New York law provides that property acquired during the course of a relationship may be subject to equitable division if you have lived with a person for a sufficient period of time. People who may live together for a significant period of time in New York should speak with an attorney to determine if they need a cohabitation agreement.

If you need to speak with an attorney about a cohabitation agreement, contact the law firm of Macht, Brenizer & Gingold in Syracuse, New York. We draft and review cohabitation agreements on behalf of same sex couples and opposite sex couples.

To contact our firm, call 315-849-2319, or contact us by e-mail.

Important Aspects of a Cohabitation Agreements

There are many issues that may be addressed by a cohabitation agreement, including:

  • Ownership of property acquired during the relationship
  • Contingencies in the event the relationship ends
  • Contingencies in the event the parties get married in the future
  • Ownership of retirement accounts
  • Ownership of property in the event of death

If you are thinking about a cohabitation agreement, you and your significant other should each have separate legal counsel and a full disclosure of assets and debts should be made between the parties.

New York courts will uphold validly executed cohabitation agreements, but errors in execution or the contents of the agreement itself could cause a court to void the agreement. As with other important legal matters, the attorney you choose is important. Our attorneys practice exclusively in family law and have experience in the draft and review of cohabitation agreements.

Contact Us

To speak with a lawyer about a cohabitation agreement, contact Macht, Brenizer & Gingold in Syracuse, New York. For assistance, call 315-849-2319, or contact us by e-mail.

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Macht, Brenizer & Gingold, P.C.
State Tower Building, 109 South Warren Street, Suite 510 Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: 315-849-2319 Toll Free: 888-752-2095 Fax: 315-422-6360
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