Definition: A Life Partnership Agreement, also known as a cohabitation agreement or a domestic partnership agreement, is a contract between two people regulating their rights and duties towards each other. It can define property rights and even obligations regarding maintenance of children.
A life partnership is similar to the characteristics of marriage and refers to living together outside of marriage. We provide legal advice on all the different facets of life partnership agreements. We also see to the drafting and execution of such agreements.
Depending on the type of legal application you are making, the Life Partnership Agreement can be a requirement.
This could include applying for a spousal visa in South Africa if you are in a Life Partnership agreement, or trying to prove the existence of a cohabitation arrangement in order to obtain a housing agreement from a Government organisation.
It is necessary to enter into Cohabitation Agreement with a prospective life partner, and this agreement should deal with the following matters:
Both parties are required to appear before the Notary, or else, to grant us with a Power of Attorney to authorise one of our attorneys to appear before the Notary on their behalf.
For the purpose of FICA, an authorized copy of the parties ID documentation and Proof of Address is required.
Contact us for all your notarial requirements and expert legal advice about cohabitation agreements.
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