Parties in Missouri who live together but are not married — including romantic partners, same sex partners, boyfriends and girlfriends — have different remedies available than those who are married. Most actions are based on contract law. The cohabitants may be able to enforce an oral or written contract, an implied contract which is inferred from the actions and conduct of the parties during the relationship, or implied-in-law contracts, which are not actual contracts but are nonetheless employed by the courts to provide relief.
Kansas City attorney Mark A. Wortman can advise you regarding your cohabitation rights, including rights to property after a break-up and how to handle child custody or support. We welcome you to contact our law office for a consultation.