If you are currently cohabiting with a loved one and are considering creating a concubibinat agreement in South Carolina, speak today to one of the family law lawyers at Ayers Family Law, LLC. We fight for your legal rights and ensure that your property is well protected. Call us today for a free consultation. Today, more unmarried couples are living together than ever before. Some people settle for economic reasons. Some install together to make sure they are compatible. The courts now recognize the evolution of the tide in internal relations. The courts view concubine agreements in a much friendlier light than ever before. As cohabitation is more frequent, the courts are more familiar with concubibinat agreements. Without a concubine`s contract, the court treats an unmarried couple as a „stranger.“ No no. Many couples live together in South Carolina without ever creating a common law marriage.
Even the time you live together does not determine for yourself whether there is a common law marriage. In fact, no law in South Carolina says that a certain number of years of cohabitation creates a common law marriage. A couple could live together for decades without creating a common law marriage, or they could create a common law marriage based on a sharing evening. Probably not. Separations are often emotionally charged. Both partners point fingers at each other and can easily say that important discussions have never taken place. Oral agreements create many problems in the world of contract law. The main problem is that it is difficult to prove the existence of an oral agreement. It is also difficult to prove that you have both agreed to all the terms of the agreement. If a contract is written on paper, there is little ambiguity about what you have agreed. In a normal divorce case, the court considers all of these factors. Therefore, outgoing couples have more protection than a couple living together in the separation of assets and debts.
Without a concubine`s contract, you are alone. If there is separation, these problems can have long-term consequences. Without a concubine`s agreement, you may be forced to take on your partner`s debts if you separate. This means you could be on the hook not only for rent and supply arrears, but also for debts related to household goods and personal belongings. This agreement can also help ensure that any assets you acquired before your relationship remain in your possession at the end of the relationship.