Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Cohabitation contracts

Would you get a prenup with your partner...before marriage?

SavvySugar has an interesting post about cohabitation contracts -- legal documents that couples sign upon moving in together.

The case for cohabitation contracts is simple: It's important to protect your stuff.

The drawback? It's a little unsettling to involve lawyers in your relationship before you're even married. What's more, the legal fees surrounding the process might not be worthwhile when you and your partner are both broke 20-somethings.

No, honey, I will not sign away access to my unstable checking account.

Weigh in: Would you sign a cohabitation contract?