Plan Now For Your Partner’s Sake
Recently, many committed couples are choosing not to get married, especially if one or both have been previously divorced or widowed. Although unmarried, these couples present themselves as a married couple. They live together and own property and other assets together. They share debts. They may have children. While this arrangement allows them to live in bliss while each partner is alive and well, difficulties arise when one of the partners loses their competency or passes away. A significant other does not have the same legal rights as would a spouse. In fact, their legal rights are usually no more than a stranger would have. Fortunately, proper planning can ensure your unmarried partner some legal rights.
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by: Gina M. Barry
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