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Living Together: A Legal Guide for Unmarried Couples
     

Living Together: A Legal Guide for Unmarried Couples

by Ralph Warner
 

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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 Together

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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 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, and includes many fill-in-the-blank legal forms. It also discusses the laws covering same-sex marriages and civil unions, which are often so broad, they affect unmarried heterosexual couples as well.

Editorial Reviews

Washington Post
Provides lots of practical advice and also includes information about various state laws relating to unmarried couples.
Los Angeles Times
....detailed and useful guide for unmarried couples who want more information.
Modern Maturity
...[an] excellent, comprehensive reference.
Reference & Research Book News
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...
Booklist
Highly recommended.
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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781413318326
Publisher:
NOLO
Publication date:
02/11/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
296
Sales rank:
484,834
File size:
4 MB

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Ken Kurson
Includes Nolo's trademark dead-on advice as well as sample contracts that can save you some legal fees. (Ken Kurson, finance columnist)

Meet the Author

Ralph Warner is widely recognized as a pioneer of the do-it-yourself law movement, he founded Nolo with Ed Sherman in 1972. He began publishing do-it-yourself law books written by him and his colleagues after numerous publishers rejected them. Warner holds a law degree from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley and an undergraduate degree from Princeton.

Toni Ihara is an anthropologist turned lawyer turned graphic artist. Toni is an original member of the Nolo family and has been involved in the modern people's law movement since its inception in the early 1970s. Coauthor of The Living Together Kit, her articles have appeared in New West, Ms. and Harper's Bazaar.

Frederick Hertz is a practicing attorney-mediator and the author of Legal Affairs: Essential Advice for Same-Sex Couples (Owl Books) and co-author of Nolo's Living Together: A Legal Guide for Unmarried Couples, A Legal Guide for Lesbian & Gay Couples and Making It Legal: A Guide to Same-Sex Marriage, Domestic Partnership & Civil Unions. He lives and works in Oakland, California.

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