So, it looks like you are already living together. Do you need a de facto cohabitation agreement?
Couples young and old enter binding financial agreements or cohabitation agreements for any number of reasons. Maybe:
The reasons are many and varied, but the one consistent message is to provide peace of mind for the party or parties at risk.
A cohabitation agreement allows you to document what you think would be a fair and equitable distribution of property in the event of separation, instead of leaving it up to the courts.
Insecurity about finances can often lead to misunderstandings, and the peace of mind that comes with putting a cohabitation agreement in place often removes the source of persistent arguments.
With this in mind, our lawyers have drafted this particular binding financial agreement to comply with section 90UC of the Family Law Act, to put you mind at ease.
The material covers all the issues that may be of concern to a de facto couple, and shows you how to clearly spell out what assets the parties would like to quarantine from future claim.
Debts are often a concern, so the documents also make it clear that neither party bears any responsibility for the debts of the other.
Answer: Nothing. Under Australia’s Family Law Act the correct name for this document is a Financial Agreement although many people know it by the common name of a cohabitation agreement.
In a nutshell – we work with you from start to finish. From the moment you download your agreement to the final signature. We know our stuff, our systems are finely tuned and our customers love us for it!
“The service provided by your company was second to none! The prenuptial contract process was seamless with all the details that I wanted plus more. The service, support, the contract, examples contract and everything that came with it was faultless! I highly recommend your company and will with no hesitation use your service again! Well Done.”
If you do decide to download a document from the internet, only a document drafted to comply with Australia’s Family Law Act and reviewed by an Australian lawyer will protect you. If you can’t speak in person to the staff of the company making the offer. Proceed with caution.
On the other hand if you want to speak with us, all you have to do is pick up the phone and call 1800 608 088.