Is housesitting considered cohabitating?

My boyfriend has asked me to watch his house for a month while he is out of town

for work. Is this considered cohabitating?

Asked on May 3, 2016 under Family Law, Utah

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

No, housesitting does not consitute cohabitating. That having been said, it will not look good to the court and you may put yourself in a position to have to prove that you do not live with your boyfriend. Frankly, so as not to muddy the waters, it might be better for you to decline to housesit.

G.J., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

 
Going with the information you have given me, and are only house-sitting and do not reside with your boyfriend on a regular basis, then no it is not cohabitating. Under these circumstances, you are simply house-sitting.
 


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