Many couples, though, see living together not as the road to marriage, but as the final destination. According to a survey, only one in four couples who live together plan to tie the knot some day. This can leave them legally in the lurch, as there’s no legal safety net to fall into if anything happens. A cohabitation agreement drawn up by a divorce lawyer sidesteps a marriage certificate to give you at least some of the security against whatever the future throws at you.
Avoid risking your future for the sake of a love that might not last and take out the insurance of a cohabitation agreement with your partner. Once the paper is signed and filed away, you can focus on the fun part of organising your new life and nesting together. Don’t forget to create the small print, rather than sweeping it under your new rug and saving it for later. You’ll both sleep easier at night in your new bed, safe in the security that you won’t be left without a roof over your head.
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