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Unmarried Couples

Living Together

When youre married, all kinds of laws affect your relationship.

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May House Sellers Discriminate Against Unmarried Homebuyers?

Few, if any, people selling a house will care about your marital status.

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When Unmarried Couples Move Into An Apartment or Rental Home Together

When you move in with your partner, it's  essential that you are clear as to whether you are both renting the place as cotenants or whether only one...

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Housing Discrimination Against Unmarried Couples

Most landlords are interested in your money, not your morals. As long as you pay rent on time, keep the rental clean, and don’t fight with the neigh...

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Retirement Plans of Unmarried Couples

For many people, the bulk of their wealth when they retire will be sitting in one or more retirement plans.

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Living Together Agreement to Share Ownership of Property

Especially if you have been together several years or more and have begun to purchase property jointly (a new car or bed, for example), you may want t...

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Living Together Agreement to Keep Ownership of Property Separate

For most unmarried couples. major concerns are how they share ownership of property (car, house, furniture, and the like) and assets, and how they sha...

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What Happens to Your Living Together Agreement If You Get Married?

Many couples who write a living together contract  end up getting married. What happens then? Your living together contract will be enforceable afte...

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Common Law Marriage

Marriage is the legal union of two people.

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Sex and the Law

The U.S. Supreme Court entered the 21st century in 2003. In Lawrence v. Texas, 123 S.Ct.

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Property Settlement Agreements for Unmarried Couples Ending Their Relationship

Once you and your ex have reached a final agreement on all issues regarding who's going to live where, what happens to the house, how you're going to ...

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What to Include in a Living Together Contract

Couples who marry commit themselves to a well-established set of laws and rules -- they make a legal contract with each other. Couples who live togeth...

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Use these documents to make sure your partner has the power to make medicaldecisions on your behalf.

There are a few simple legal documents you should prepare if you want critical decisions about your medical care and personal finances to stay in the ...

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Durable Power of Attorney for Finances

There are a few simple legal documents you should prepare if you want critical decisions about your medical care and personal finances to stay in the ...

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Domestic Partnership Benefits

In the early 1980s, lesbian and gay activists sought new definitions of family and recognition of their relationships--and domestic partnerships were...

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