Cohabitation Agreements for Persons Living Together Sans the Romance- Part Trois

My last two posts assumed that the parties residing together had a romantic relationship and were partners in more than domestic ways.   The fact Home with Chimmeyis, however, that many folks who are not romantically involved are residing together as a means to reduce expenses.   Shared or communal living arrangements are becoming more popular among seniors who may elect to share their homes with a friend or relative.

Cohabitation agreements are a good way to set some rules and boundaries on shared expenses and costs.

Some  topics for a shared living arrangements might include the following:

  • Rent and Deposit
  • Areas of the Home for Communal Use
  • Shared Expenses for Utilities, Cable, Groceries, Yard Work, Snow Removal
  • Household Chores and Cooking Responsibilities
  • How Disagreements May be Resolved
  • The Amount of Time the Agreement Covers
  • How the Agreement and When the Agreement Terminates

As the cost of living increases and housing costs increase, then shared housing may become as popular in the future as it was in the 1960’s when we former hippies created communes with shared responsibilities and shared expenses.   A “Back to the Future” moment in time.

Thanks for reading.

Kate Willmore

Saint Cloud, Minnesota, Family Lawyer and Mediator

(320) 217-6030

Copyright 2013

About Kate Willmore, Esq.

Kate Willmore, Saint Cloud, Minnesota, divorce, custody and family attorney brings over 25 years experience to every client's legal matter. *** Licensed in Minnesota and in California

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