Protecting the Economic Rights of Cohabitants: Property Division, Inheritances, Custody, Cohabitation Agreements
A live 90-minute CLE video webinar with interactive Q&A
This CLE webinar will discuss how to mitigate the unique legal and economic issues that arise for an unmarried couple if the relationship ends or when one needs to make legal decisions for the other. The program will discuss cohabitation agreements, property rights and division, custody, and even touch on the Economic Rights of Unmarried Cohabitants Act being considered by the Uniform Laws Commission.
- Legal status of unmarried cohabitants to each other
- Limits of civil unions and domestic partnerships
- Myths of common law marriage
- Cohabitation agreements
- Identifying the client and need for separate counsel
- If the relationship ends without a cohabitation agreement
- Financial responsibilities
- Ownership for joint purchases
- Residential financial obligations
- Child support and custody issues
- Inheritance rights if partner dies
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What is the best way to hold title to property for cohabitants?
- Should partners give financial authority to the other?
- How is appreciated property divided when the relationship ends?
- Does the child of a deceased partner have greater rights than the surviving partner?
Alan R. Feigenbaum
Mr. Feigenbaum is an experienced matrimonial and family law attorney who assists a diverse range of professionals and... | Read More
Mr. Feigenbaum is an experienced matrimonial and family law attorney who assists a diverse range of professionals and their spouses, including business owners, lawyers, investors, and entertainers, on their family law matters, with a notable focus on evaluating the optimal strategies to manage and resolve complex financial and custody disputes.Close
Lara M. Sass, AEP
Lara Sass & Associates
Ms. Sass specializes in advising high net worth clients on lifetime and post-mortem strategies to reduce gift, estate... | Read More
Ms. Sass specializes in advising high net worth clients on lifetime and post-mortem strategies to reduce gift, estate and generation-skipping transfer (GST) taxes on transfers of property, as well as trust and estate administration. She represents many of the wealthiest individuals and families in the country, including founders, owners of closely held businesses, corporate executives, professional athletes, entertainers, artists, real estate owners and developers, and principals at private equity firms and hedge funds. Ms. Sass also counsels beneficiaries, trustees and nonprofit organizations involved in the administration of estates and trusts.Close
Peter R. Stambleck
Aronson Mayefsky & Sloan
Mr. Stambleck's practice is focused on providing counsel in a wide range of matrimonial and family law matters... | Read More
Mr. Stambleck's practice is focused on providing counsel in a wide range of matrimonial and family law matters including divorce, child custody and access, spousal and child support, paternity, prenuptial, postnuptial and separation agreements.Close
Early Discount (through 02/11/22)
Cannot Attend March 10?
Early Discount (through 02/11/22)
You may pre-order a recording to listen at your convenience. Recordings are available 48 hours after the webinar. Strafford will process CLE credit for one person on each recording. All formats include course handouts.