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Cohabitation Agreements Increasingly Popular Among Singles

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COHABITATION AGREEMENT

A prenuptial agreement without the wedding? More than 12 million unmarried couples live under the same roof. Not every pair will sign a marriage license, but many are choosing to sign a pre-nup-like agreement. Why? This latest legal trend is aimed at protecting singles and their assets.

Jewel Landers and her boyfriend, Chuck, have been a committed couple for 23 years. They live together and have their financial routine down pat.

"Chuck pays the household bills. He pays the mortgage. I pay for everything that comes into the house," said Jewel.

But the fact that the deed to the house is only in Chuck's name is something concerns Jewel.

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