Tips on the subject of cohabitation agreements
Among other things, the cohabitation agreement governs the following: Division of living costs (for example rent and food costs), the relationship with joint or non-joint children, and the ownership status of assets brought into the partnership.
Core elements of every cohabitation agreement are:
- First name, last name, address of the parties to the contract;
- Declarative statements that can assist in interpreting the agreement at a later time, e.g. time the couple moved in together and descendants (see point 1 of the attached sample agreement);
- Information on the partnership, especially holdings and assignment of assets, dissolution, etc.;
- Date and personal signature of both parties to the contract.
You can find more details in our checklist and agreement template.