Living Together

Living Together

A Legal Guide for Unmarried Couples

Book - 2017 | 16th edition
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Covers legal issues for unmarried couples, including living together contracts, investments, real estate, wills, paternity issues, and separation agreements.

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Citing reports that the number of unmarried couples living together continues to climb, Hertz and Guillen offer plain-language advice on how the law impacts various aspects of such a couple's life. Their topics include the legal status of living together, living together agreements: why and how they work, buying a house together, you and your ex-spouse and children from a prior relationship, and moving on:when unmarried couples separate. They do not address special problems that same-sex couples may face. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Find all the information and forms unmarried couples need to define and protect their relationship in the eyes of the law. 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
Includes all the legal forms you need!
All the law cohabiting couples need to know

Laws that protect married couples—on property ownership, divorce, inheritance rights, and more—don't apply to unmarried couples. To define and protect your relationship—and your assets—you need to take specific legal steps and use the right documents.

Whether you're just starting out or are one of the growing number of older couples who choose to live together, this revised edition has the information you need. It covers all the big issues facing unmarried couples living together, including:

Money and Property
Clarify how you'll share money and other assets.

Estate Planning
Leave your assets to whomever you wish, including children form a prior marriage.

Breaking Up
Divide property and share child custody fairly.

Protect your kids by confirming that you are their legal parents.

The House
If you buy a house together, spell out ownership shares in writing.

Medical Decisions
Make important medical decisions for each other if necessary.

Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Nolo, [2017]
Edition: 16th edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 1413323790 (paperbook)
9781413323795 (paperbook)
Branch Call Number: 346.730167 HER 2017
Characteristics: 362 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Guillen, Lina - Author


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