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Cohabitation Agreements/Common Law

Darryn Duchon - Indiana Cohabitation Agreements Attorney

Without the protection of marriage and divorce laws, many thousands of unmarried cohabiting Hoosiers are left to their own devices when it comes to protecting their own interests in shared living or domestic partnership arrangements. Indianapolis cohabitation and common law attorney Darryn Duchon can help you avoid the uncertainty, expense, and stress of what can happen in the event of either party's death or incompetence, or if for whatever reason you eventually decide to go your separate ways.

Contact Indiana domestic partnership attorney Darryn Duchon for reliable advice about the risks of informal cohabitation (and jointly owned or acquire property), and what you can do to make sure that your interests and those of your partner are fairly and adequately protected. Darryn Duchon has presented lectures on this topic for professional audiences and judges. He can help you identify the issues, options, and solutions for any problem your particular domestic situation might present.

A formal cohabitation or tenancy in common agreement can avoid potential problems relating to such issues as:

  • Unmarried persons owning a homestead, agricultural property, or investment property together
  • Shared use of motor vehicles, bank accounts, or other personal property
  • Life insurance, health insurance, or retirement account arrangements
  • Inheritance considerations
  • Characterization and division of assets and debts as joint or separate
  • Documentation of each partner's contribution to the joint household assets and expenses

A fairly negotiated and clearly documented cohabitation agreement can make the task of disentangling unmarried partners' financial affairs a great deal easier and more certain than the difficult problems that a challenging heir, probate executor, or partition court would have to face, no matter how your relationship might end.

For additional information and sound advice about documenting your domestic arrangement, contact Indianapolis domestic partnership attorney Darryn Duchon. Evening and Saturday Hours Available.

Indiana cohabiting couples' rights lawyer Darryn L. Duchon represents parties to domestic partnership agreements, joint ownership households, tenancies in common, common law, gay or lesbian cohabitation arrangements, and other shared living arrangements between unmarried persons in Marion County, Hamilton County, Boone County, Hendricks County, Morgan County, Johnson County, Shelby County, Hancock County, Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, Westfield, Pendleton, Greenwood, Avon, Zionsville, Beech Grove, and Danville IN.

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Darryn L. Duchon
Attorney At Law
8445 Keystone Crossing
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Indianapolis, IN 46240
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