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Written by attorney Jennifer O'Neill Hemmer | Aug 22, 2018

Making Breakups a Little Better: The Benefits of Cohabitation Agreements

As the idea of the family unit evolves, many people are choosing to wait to get married until later in life, or deciding not to marry at all, and instead, choose to cohabitate with their partner. Cohabitating can be a practical and viable arrangement for some, allowing couples to combine household

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The Marriage Problem: Why Many Are Choosing Cohabitation Instead, Alice G. Walton, THEATLANTIC.COM (Feb. 7, 2012). Wis. Stat. § 767.511. See Watts v. Watts, 137 Wis. 2d 506, 405 N.W.2d 303 (1987). “De Facto Marriage: Cohabitation in Wisconsin, Christopher Sean Krimmer, INSIDE TRACK, STATE BAR OF WISCONSIN (Sept. 2015); Splitting Up, Jane Pribek, WISCONSIN LAW JOURNAL (March 4, 2011).

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