Living Together: A Legal Guide for Unmarried Couples

Living Together: A Legal Guide for Unmarried Couples

by Ralph Warner Attorney, Toni Ihara, Frederick Hertz Attorney
     
 

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Living together out of wedlock can mean anything, especially in court — unlike married couples, most unmarried couples don't automatically inherit or receive protection under the law. Consequently, you must document everything from property ownership and children to wills and other estate plans.

An essential resource for any unmarried couple, Living

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Overview

Living together out of wedlock can mean anything, especially in court — unlike married couples, most unmarried couples don't automatically inherit or receive protection under the law. Consequently, you must document everything from property ownership and children to wills and other estate plans.

An essential resource for any unmarried couple, Living Together explains:

. the legality of living together
. having and raising children
. the many types of ownership agreements
. relationships with a prior family
. getting authorization to make medical decisions for an ill or injured partner

Living Together
includes:

. a complete overview of important legal documents, including a living together contract
. instructions to filling out these documents
. sample forms
. legal agreements

This edition provides the latest law in readable 50-state charts. It also discusses the laws covering same-sex marriages and civil unions, which are often so broad, they affect unmarried heterosexual couples as well.This book is completely updated for 2013, with the latest laws affecting unmarried people in a wide variety of areas—family law, debt and credit, real estate, taxes, medical care, insurance, estate planning, and more.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This guide helps unmarried couples prepare a property agreement, and clarifies the laws governing debt, public benefits, lease, home mortgages, adopting a child, wills and separation..." Reference & Research Book News 

"Provides lots of practical advice and also includes information about various state laws relating to unmarried couples." Washington Post 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781413318319
Publisher:
NOLO
Publication date:
02/28/2013
Edition description:
Fifteenth Edition
Pages:
376
Sales rank:
447,761
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

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"This guide helps unmarried couples prepare a property agreement, and clarifies the laws governing debt, public benefits, lease, home mortgages, adopting a child, wills and separation..." Reference & Research Book News 

"Provides lots of practical advice and also includes information about various state laws relating to unmarried couples." Washington Post 

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