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Florida same-sex couple laws: Cohabitation Agreements

Posted by Nydia Streets of Streets Law in Same-Sex Family Law

Before same-sex marriage became legal in Florida, many couples opted to enter cohabitation agreements which spelled out their rights and responsibilities in the event of their break-up. Although it is usually best to have a cohabitation agreement reduced to writing, Florida law recognizes oral cohabitation agreements between unmarried parties. The case Armao v. McKenney, 218 So.3d 481 (Fla. 4th DCA 2017) shows us how a court determines the existence of an oral contract in these cases.