Debt and Credit Issues for Unmarried Couples
Here's an overview of an unmarried couple's rights and responsibilities when it comes to debt and credit.
Credit Discrimination Against Unmarried Couples
Here's an overview of federal law prohibiting creditors from discriminating on the basis of marital status.
Sharing Your Last Name With Your Unmarried Partner
How one or both unmarried partners can change their name.
Tax Issues for Unmarried Couples
Here's an overview of how being unmarried affects your income taxes.
Social Security Benefits for Unmarried Couples
Here's how being a stay-at-home partner in an unmarried couple can affect your Social Security benefits.
Retirement Plans of Unmarried Couples
Here's how to use your retirement plan to provide for your unmarried partner.
How Living With an Unmarried Partner Affects Your Public Benefits
Here's how living with someone may affect your Social Security, welfare, or other public benefit.
Insurance Coverage for Unmarried Partners Living Together
Here's an overview of issues regarding life, automobile, and homeowners' insurance coverage for unmarried couples who live together.
Liability for Medical Care of an Unmarried Partner
Here's a summary of an unmarried partner's responsibility to pay for medical or nursing home care of a partner
Making Medical and Financial Decisions for Your Unmarried Partner
Here's an overview of health care directives and durable powers of attorney for finances--and why they are so important for unmarried couples.
Claiming an Unmarried Partner as a Dependent on Your Tax Return
To claim tax benefits for your dependent partner, there are five tests your partner must pass.
Preparing a Basic Will
Here's a summary of why unmarried couples need a will and what to cover in it.
How Unmarried Couples Can Avoid Probate
Summary of why and how to avoid the cost and time of going through probate.
Estate and Gift Taxes Affecting Unmarried Couples
Here's an overview of estate and gift tax issues that impact unmarried couples and any children they may have from prior relationships.
Funerals and Other Final Arrangements of Unmarried Couples
Here's an overview of issues to consider when you're making funeral plans and other final arrangements.
Health Care Directives and Financial Powers of Attorney for Your Partner
To have the power to make medical and financial decisions for yourpartner, you must prepare the right legal documents.