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Living Together Overview

The decision to move in together should not be taken lightly for many reasons. Whether it’s a young couple deciding to save money on rent or a longtime unmarried couple raising kids together, legal complications regarding money, property and lease obligations often arise, particularly if the “cohabitation” arrangement goes south. Even if things go well, there are legal complications which can crop up such as whether or not cohabitants can play a part in their partners’ medical or financial wishes in the event of sickness or emergency. Whether you already live with a partner or are considering moving in together, you’ll be well served by learning the legal basics of living together. Below you can find an array of resources –common mistakes to avoid, details on medical and health directives for people living together, tips for unmarried couples raising children while living together and more.

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