Grab and share your FREE Cohabitation Agreement in Google Docs
Get to know each other inside and out, and ensure that you both want the same future.
Get the help you need to put the finance into romance, and to build an Agreement that is fair to each of you and great for both of you.
Your FREE Cohabitation Agreement is waiting for you in Google Docs.
Like lots of other good stuff, such as Wikipedia, Firefox, Android and the Khan Academy, the CohabMonkey Cohabitation Agreement is completely open source and shareable.
Thanks Google Docs! You make it super-easy for a couple to draft their own Cohabitation Agreement, and to share it with their financial and legal advisors.
WHO ARE YOU REALLY? WOULD YOU LIKE TO FIND OUT?
And how amazing would it be to see your partner as clearly and completely as you do yourself?
The MBTI®, the world's most respected personality assessment, can help you discover why you are who you are.
Taken by over one million people every year.
In use for five decades and translated into more than 15 different languages.
The MBTI® will help you value each other's personality style – and how you view courtship, intimacy and commitment.
Before you talk to financial or legal advisors, talk to each other. We all want to be loved for who we realy are. So who are you really? Use the MBTI® as a couple to discover and share your personality styles.
DO YOU BOTH WANT THE SAME FUTURE?
You love each other now – but will you love your life together?
Over two million couples around the world have used the Couple Checkup® to gain a deeper insight into their relationship – and to help them make healthy relationship choices for their future.
Based on 35 years and insights from over 50,000 marriages worldwide.
Reduces the relationship breakup rate by 85%.
Taking the Couple Checkup® relationship assessment and sharing the results will help you see your road to couple commitment with more answers than questions.
Discussing the results of your Couple Checkup® relationship assessment gets you into the positive, healthy habit of sharing your feelings about each other and your interactions as a couple.
IMAGINE YOURSELVES AS A COUPLE TWO DECADES FROM NOW
Where do you expect to be financially? What comforts do you want for yourself and your family?
Your financial advisor will guide you on preparing your:
Your individual Net Worth Statements
Your individual Income & Expenditure Statements
Whatever your financial dreams for the future, you need to be completely open and honest with each other about where you are right now.
Dreams are unlimited. Time and money aren't. The more financial decisions you make early on in your relationship, the greater your chances of making a life rather than just 'making a living'.
MAKING COMMITMENTS IN LAW
Your Cohabitation Agreement is a legal contract – an exchange of promises that are enforceable in law.
The promises you make in your Cohabitation Agreement are promises you will have to keep.
The role of your two legal advisors is to help you design a Cohabitation Agreement that is fair for each of you and great for both of you.
Some legal issues to consider:
Ownership of personal and common property.
Shared parenting of your children
Drafting of powers of attorney and wills.
The laws of contract are based on the 2,000 year-old Roman phrase: Pacta sunt servanda. (Promises must be kept.)
Your Cohabitation Agreement may not be legally binding unless you each have received separate and independent legal advice before signing it. So you'll need two lawyers, one each.