Posted by Nydia Streets of Streets Law in Florida Same-Sex Family Law
Many same-sex couples in Florida chose to enter cohabitation agreements before same-sex marriage became legal in the state. In one recent appellate case, one couple got married after the entry of an alleged oral agreement. When they filed for divorce, an issue arose as to the existence of this oral cohabitation agreement.
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.