If you are considering living together with someone, you and your partner may want to look into obtaining a cohabitation agreement to protect your financial interests, provide for financial support, and effectuate property division.
Alimony in a majority of states is not a matter of right. Rather the judge has broad discretion in considering the facts and ruling accordingly concerning the amount to be paid. Legislation, however, may specifically address cohabitation and the obligation to pay alimony. Always consult an experienced attorney concerning a specific state's law.
We all make mistakes. Rooms need to be filled, sometimes quickly. We resort to Craigslist hoping those responding include their full name or email address so we can properly vet them on Facebook and Twitter before they show up to look at the apartment.
Paternity is a major problem area in family courts, whether you are talking about issues pertaining to fraud or biological fathers obstructed from having a relationship with their children. Unfortunately, there is little being done to fix these matters.
by Jillian Kramer, BRIDES Photo: Courtesy of CNP Montrose Friends seem to come out of the woodwork when you get engaged, offering everyt...
This new study was based on data collected throughout the 2000s. It found that, for young adults who moved on from a first relationship, both men and women received similar emotional boosts whether they moved in with their second partner or got married to them.
One way for seniors to cut living costs is to consider cohabitation with friends or relatives. Whether you are planning such an arrangement or the struggles of a relative have thrust this situation upon you, it can be a positive experience if you set some rules and manage expectations.
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Alimony. It's a hot button issue in divorce and something many individuals have a hard time dealing with after the breakup. It seems unfair, when one spouse is ordered to pay a hefty sum each month towards the daily living costs and lifestyle choices of their ex-spouse. These individuals are no longer connected, yet the financial obligation continues -- sometimes indefinitely.
We live in an amazing time in which individuals are defining what it means to be a family. As you take charge of your life in this way, know the costs and benefits of your choices and do appropriate planning around them.
by Sandy Malone, BRIDES Photo: Courtesy of CNP Montrose Everyone tells you that things will change in your first year of marriage, but every c...
While marrying was long seen as the threshold to adulthood, today it is perceived more as its pinnacle, a status symbol following education and financial independence. And as wealthier Millennials delay marriage, their poorer counterparts struggle to achieve these "prerequisites."
There's been more talk about introversion in recent years. By now many people finally understand that being an introvert doesn't mean that I'm quiet or shy.
Whichever way you choose to be partnered, married or not, there is a strong case to be made for individualizing your partnership, either in a marital plan or a cohabiting plan.
When one person in a relationship earns far more than the other, splitting expenses down the middle can leave the lower-income partner financially strained -- not to mention, resentful.
It is often argued that prenuptial agreements reflect a lack of trust. However, we live in a trust but verify era of relationships as illustrated by numerous background check services.