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Living Together: A Legal Guide for Unmarried Couples
     

Living Together: A Legal Guide for Unmarried Couples

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by Toni Lynne Ihara, Ralph Warner, Frederick Hertz
 

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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. 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.

-- Download forms for book at nolo.com

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:
9780873377867
Publisher:
NOLO
Publication date:
01/30/2002
Edition description:
11TH BK&CR
Pages:
265
Product dimensions:
8.28(w) x 10.66(h) x 0.64(d)

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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 

Meet the Author

Ralph  Warner is widely recognized as a pioneer of the do-it-yourself law movement, Warner 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.

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Living Together: A Legal Guide for Unmarried Couples 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
1-29-01 On the L.A. morning news interview with the author THIS BOOK IS A MUST HAVE. The comp. disk has all nec. forms you just fill in the blanks, print and you're covered.Your wishes will happen the way you want them to. Death or ended relationship.