Cohabitation & Non-Marital Parenting
When couples chose to live together without marrying, they might wish to make cohabitation agreements (written or verbal). A cohabitation agreement can address the day-to-day terms of their living together, or how they will handle property issues during their cohabitation and afterwards if their cohabitation ends. A couple can use a family mediator as a neutral third party to facilitate the discussion and help them come to decisions.
If non-married parties have children (whether or not they are living together), parenting, and support of the children can raise important issues. An experienced family mediator can help these people come to decisions about the practical considerations of raising children out-of-wedlock without resort to litigation.
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Throughout the family mediation process, many issues may be discussed including: