Cohabitation and Property
- Unmarried Couples and Property Basics
An overview of how property owned by unmarried couples is treated under the law. Learn about the legal status of unmarried property owners, how the property is divided if the relationship ends, and what happens to the property upon the death of a partner.
- Property Rights for Unmarried Couples
A cohabitation property agreement can help unmarried couples define their rights with respect to shared property. In this section, you’ll find information on what a cohabitation property agreement should include, how to cover a house in a cohabitation property agreement, and much more.
- Why Unmarried Partners Should Own Property as Join Tenants
There are a number of advantages to owning shared property as joint tenants. This section offers ten reasons why unmarried partners should choose a joint tenancy, including tax benefits, financial security, the right of survivorship, and more.
- Wills and Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care
Unmarried cohabitants may leave estate property to one another upon death in a will. In addition, a partner can draft a living will (also called a “healthcare directive”) dictating his or her wishes with regard to medical treatment.