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Cohabitation Agreements

cohabitation agreements

More and more New Yorkers are deciding to either delay getting married or sidestep marriage altogether. While the decision to avoid marriage saves these couples from the emotional and financial tolls divorce can take on married couples, living with a domestic partner in Binghamton, Ithaca, Elmira or elsewhere in the Southern Tier poses its own set of risks.

Just as married couples can protect their property from the adverse effects of a divorce through the execution of a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, unmarried couples can do the same by executing a cohabitation agreement.

Call 607-722-1520 or email to schedule your FREE consultation with Binghamton Managing Partner Peter P. Charnetsky, Esq.

Pulling from his 10 years of experience as a Family Court Judge and 15 years of experience as a divorce attorney, Tully Rinckey PLLC Binghamton Managing Partner Peter P. Charnetsky, Esq. can help shield you from the negative financial ramifications related to a breakup with a domestic partner by preparing a cohabitation agreement.

The provisions included in a cohabitation agreement vary among couples, but could address the following issues:

  • Post-breakup property division;
  • Post-breakup financial support obligations;
  • Debt payments;
  • Exclusive rights to the principle residence;
  • Child custody;
  • Visitation;
  • Child support;
  • Designation as health care agent or guardian;

Find out how you can benefit from a cohabitation agreement by scheduling a initial consultation with a domestic partnership attorney in Binghamton. Call Tully Rinckey PLLC in Binghamton at 607-722-1520 or e-mail

Tully Rinckey PLLC’s family and matrimonial law attorneys can represent parents, spouses, siblings, grandparents, domestic partners, and other parties in Bath, Binghamton, Elmira, Ithaca, Media, Norwich, Owego, Watkins Glen, and beyond. Call today to schedule a initial consultation with one of our family and matrimonial lawyers at 607-722-1520 or e-mail Click here to view a video about our consultation process.

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