The ever-changing Texas laws regarding same-sex relationships can make it difficult to understand the best course of action to protect the rights of your partner and family. One legally binding document that can help sustain the financial well-being of your family is a cohabitation agreement. Similar to common-law marriage, a cohabitation agreement works to define economic and social issues that may arise during a marriage. When a couple is honest in disclosing their assets and liabilities, the contractual agreement can work to build a stable and functioning future. The family law attorneys at Holmes, Diggs & Sadler are experienced working with the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender communities in Texas to ensure the absolute protection of the rights of everyone.
Possible Clauses for Cohabitation Agreements
For many couples, issues over property and ownership do not begin until the end of the relationship. A cohabitation agreement can define certain property ownership and parental rights of shared children that would otherwise become legally complicated. Possible subjects that a cohabitation agreement can help outline include:
- Financial Matters
- Guidelines for Separation
- Dividing Expenses and Income
By contacting a Houston family law lawyer, you will be better able to define and work through the legal document of a cohabitation agreement. The team at Holmes, Diggs & Sadler is here to represent your concerns and needs to protect your family in the future.
Contact a Houston LGBTQ+ Family Law Attorney
If you or someone you know is interested in contracting a cohabitation agreement, the Houston same-sex family law attorneys at Holmes, Diggs & Sadler are here to help. Please call 713-766-5355 for more information about the legal services we can offer you, your partner, and your family.