Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Cohabitation Agreements - same sex couples

I have been spending some time here discussing litigating cohabitant claims. The American Bar Association's GP Solo e-zine has an article on agreements between same-sex partners.

As the article states, these agreements are critical for same-sex couples. However, I think they are also important for heterosexual couples. While same-sex couples cannot marry in Indiana and thus have the protections of Indiana law, those heterosexual couples who choose not to marry suffer the same disabilities under Indiana law as same-sex couples. Without an agreement, the only option is litigation.

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