What Is a Cohabitation Agreement? And Who Should Get One

Couples who love and support each other, but who don’t intend to walk down the aisle, could benefit from settling some important issues upfront. It could save a lot of heartache (and legal fees) later on.

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If you are one of the growing number of Americans who are in a relationship and living with someone, a cohabitation agreement might not be top of mind – but it should be.

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Robert Kohl, JD, LLM
Senior Wealth Adviser & Principal, The Colony Group

Robert P. Kohl is a senior wealth adviser and a principal at The Colony Group. He provides comprehensive wealth management services to clients, with expertise in the areas of cross-border tax and insurance considerations, investments and private equity. He has extensive experience working with athletes transitioning into retirement and helps his clients develop wealth preservation strategies, including budgeting, cash flow analysis and philanthropic planning.