San Francisco Cohabitation Attorney

Lawyer for Cohabitation in SF, California

Marriage isn’t always the right choice for everyone. Today, more couples are electing to live together without the benefit of a legal union. When choosing cohabitation, couples are foregoing certain rights and protections provided by a marital union. For example, married couples are entitled to receive a property settlement and/or support in the event of divorce; file joint tax returns; receive survivor's benefits from retirement plans and Social Security; obtain "family" health insurance, dental insurance, and other employment benefits.

Unmarried couples, on the other hand, generally acquire similar rights by expressly securing their benefits in cohabitation agreements (also known as cohabitation contracts). A cohabitation agreement tries to establish the same rights and obligations that married people obtain by custom, statute, and agreement.

Since cohabitation and non-marital relationships can extend beyond the parameters of California family law, you need a San Francisco cohabitation attorney with the know how to help you make informed decisions when it comes to your living arrangements. Contact the Law Offices of Randall A. Richmond to schedule a consultation with an experienced San Francisco family lawyer.

870 Market Street, Suite 1263
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: 415-701-8300