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Spokane Unmarried Cohabitation Attorneys

Helping Spokane Residents find Justice

We live in a society where people are free to approach human relationships in different ways. The law recognizes that people have legally protected rights regarding property and custody, although their relationships do not conform to other people’s ideas of family. In order to protect your legal rights and understand your options when it comes to legal issues related to unmarried couples, you should consult with an experienced Spokane unmarried cohabitation attorney for legal counsel.

At Twyford Law Offices, our legal team has proudly represented residents of Spokane and the greater Washington area in a variety of family law issues, including matters affecting the rights of unmarried couples. We have an intimate understanding of Washington law to help ensure your interests and promoted and protected.

Call Twyford Law Offices at (509) 204-9993 to learn more about our legal services.

Washington Law Regarding Unmarried Cohabitants

Under Washington Law, the division of property in a divorce is governed by community property principles. However, community property rules do not directly apply to unmarried cohabitants who are in a “committed intimate relationship.” Instead, Washington courts can apply community property principles by analogy to issues regarding the rights of unmarried couples upon their separation.

Unmarried couples in a “committed, intimate relationship” are more likely to be treated as being in a “marital-like” relationship.

The following factors are dispositive when evaluating whether an unmarried couple is in a committed, intimate relationship:

  • Continuous cohabitation
  • The length of the relationship
  • The purpose of the relationship
  • Whether resources and services have been pooled for joint projects
  • An intent to marry in the future

Legally enforceable agreements primarily determine the rights of unmarried couples in a committed relationship. At Twyford Law Offices, we can help you craft a comprehensive agreement between you and your significant other, to make sure your interests are given proper consideration. We can also represent you before the court if necessary.

Consult Our Spokane Unmarried Cohabitation Lawyers for Qualified Legal Counsel

If you are seeking the professional legal advice from a qualified family law attorney regarding issues affecting your rights as an unmarried cohabitant in a committed, intimate relationship, look no further than Twyford Law Offices. Spokane unmarried cohabitation lawyers can help you navigate the complicated legal issues that arise from such a relationship to help you find a favorable resolution to your dispute.

Contact Twyford Law Offices onlineor call us at (509) 204-9993 for a free consultation about your case today.

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Why Hire Twyford Law Office?

Your Future Depends On It
  • Skilled, Dedicated, & Aggressive Representation

  • Excellent Communication with All Clients on a Human Level

  • 40+ Years of Experience in Family Law & Criminal Defense

  • Dealt with Thousands of Criminal Cases over the Years

  • Extensive Experience in High-Value Asset Cases

  • 24-Hour Availability in Cases of Legal Emergencies

  • Success in Highly Contested Custody & Divorce Cases

  • Successful Trial Experience in Criminal Defense Cases

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Awards & Associations

  • Avvo Rating 10.0 Superb Top Attorney - Divorce
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Spokane County Bar Association
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel - Top 1% 2015
  • Spokane Attorneys For Equality