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Laws that protect married couples - or property ownership, divorce, inheritance rights, and more - don't apply to unmarried couples.
Unmarried couples living together need to take certain precautions, whether you've lived together for years on end, or are simply considering the idea. For over 35 years, this book has been helping unmarried couples of all ages deal with the big legal and practical issues involved with living together: buying or renting a house; sharing checking accounts, credit cards, and property (or keeping everything separate); having and raising children; writing wills and estate plans; getting authorization to make medical decisions for an ill or injured partner; and breaking up.
This book is completely updated for 2019, with the latest laws affecting unmarried couples in a wide variety of areas—family law, debt and credit, real estate, taxes, medical care, insurance, estate planning, and more. Includes dozens of sample forms and contracts.