Due to the fact that Michigan does not grant civil unions or recognize any marriages that are not between one man and one woman, there are many concerns both for LGBTQ couples and unmarried couples moving into the state. Here at The Law Office of Lorrie J. Zahodnic, we understand that you demand your equal rights and will work to provide you with ways to ensure more.
One key concern you have have as part of a non-traditional couple is the fact that it can be difficult for you to maintain or achieve benefits, or that your benefits offered will not measure up to the benefits that straight, married couples receive. This includes the following benefits:
A straight, married couple will see numerous benefits in all of those areas and more, but these options are not open to LGBTQ couples or couples that do not wish to be married.
However, cohabitation agreements can help you protect at least some of your rights. Under a cohabitation agreement, you can protect rights concerning expenses, property, inheritance, dispute resolution, debt, adoption and more. They are similar to prenuptial agreements and should be treated in the same manner, but in the end, it will help you protect yourself and your partner better.
To look further into cohabitation agreements and what they might mean for you and your partner, you can follow the above link. It will take you to our web page, where you will be able to find more information that may help you to make an informed decision.