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By Toni Lynne Ihara

Procuring a home with my darling boyfriend, we needed an contract up entrance that will spell out what might take place within the not going occasion that we made up our minds to split--but we did not even recognize what to name that sort of contract. I talked to some of neighborhood lawyers who provided to assist me prepare whatever like this for round $500. I made the appointment, then made up our minds one final time to go looking and spot if i'll locate whatever lets make paintings. i discovered this booklet, ordered it and canceled my appointment inside of 20 mins of the booklet arriving at my condo. The kinds within the book--available within the again and at the CD--were simply what i used to be trying to find. My boyfriend and that i have been capable of use one of many types as a kick off point for our personal contract. Took us twenty mins to get all of it crammed out, and our final attorney's admin notarized it for us at no cost. an exceptional source!

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Agreement to Share Property Especially if you have been together several years or more and have begun to jointly purchase property (a new car or bed, for example), you may want to do what a fair number of unmarried couples do—­abandon your agreement to keep property separate, and instead treat property that either of you purchases as jointly owned. If this is your understanding, write it down. Use the Agreement to Share Property Special Problems of Artists, Writers, and Inventors Creative people often work on inventions, software programs, artwork, or books for a long time.

We suggest that before trying to reach an agreement, you carefully read the rest of this chapter (and if real property is involved, Chapter 6) so you understand your options. Many people find that creating a contract forces them to deal with the very guts of their relationship. This is usually a healthy thing to do now and then— but it can also be trying. Take your time; don’t expect to finish in an evening. A good contract often involves compromise and accommodation. Preparing your contract should be an affirmative act, but it’s up to you to make it so.

Get legal help if bargaining power isn’t equal. A living together contract might not be enforced if a judge concludes that one person has taken unfair advantage of the other. For example, a court is unlikely to uphold a one-sided living together contract between an experienced lawyer and an unsophisticated, but wealthy, 19-year-old who just moved to America and speaks little English, under which the immigrant agrees to support the lawyer. 9. Get legal help if you live in Illinois. In Illinois, it’s doubtful that any living together contract is enforceable.

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