Tips for Living Together Without Going Nuts

This article by Anna Goldfarb in The New York Times may be of interest. Tips for Living Together Without Going Nuts Moving in with your partner before getting married is a big step legally, financially, and emotionally. Here are some compelling cohabitation tips from the experts. Legal and Financial Steps Don’t combine finances in a […]

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Living Together Is Basically the Same as Marriage, Study Finds

This article by Lauren McEwan in The Washington Post may be of interest. Living together is basically the same as marriage, study finds It has been long understood that marriage provided more emotional health benefits than cohabiting or dating. But that’s showing signs of shifting. Young people are choosing to live with their significant others […]

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Alimony Recipient’s Cohabitation with Adult Children at Issue in Crossville, TN Alimony Modification: Schrade v. Schrade

Facts: During the marriage, Husband and Wife lived off the income from a trust fund and stock portfolio. When they divorced in 2008, the trial court approved their marital dissolution agreement, which provided that Husband would pay 35% of the income from the trust fund and stock portfolio to Wife as alimony in futuro. Notably, […]

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The Importance of Cohabitation Agreements

This article by Megan Smith in the National Law Review may be of interest to my readers. The Importance of Cohabitation Agreements In today’s society, many couples choose to live together rather than get married. This growing trend has become more common in recent years than ever before. There are a variety of possible reasons […]

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Cohabitation with Widowed Mother Leads to Termination of Permanent Alimony in Gallatin, TN Post-Divorce Dispute: Myrick v. Myrick

Facts: At mediation, Husband and Wife settled their case and agreed to the terms of a marital dissolution agreement (“MDA”). The alimony provision of the MDA provides: The Husband agrees to pay to the Wife as alimony in futuro the sum of two thousand ($2,000.00) dollars per month, until the Wife dies or remarries, until […]

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Age of Premarital Cohabitation is Best Predictor of Divorce, Study Says

This article by Stephanie Hanes in the Christian Science Monitor may be of interest to readers of this family law blog. Best predictor of divorce? Age when couples cohabit, study says. A new study suggests the age when couples start cohabiting – whether married or unmarried – correlates with divorce rates, adding new nuance to […]

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Roommate Romance: Why You Should Have a Cohabitation Agreement

This article from Obermayer Family Matters might be of interest to readers of this blog. Roommate Romance: Why You Should Have A Cohabitation Agreement So you’ve been dating for a while and you’re ready to take the next step…no, not the BIG PLUNGE. Marriage is DEFINITELY on your mind but first you want to take […]

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Unmarried Parents Are Increasingly Cohabitating

This recent article by Hope Yen in the Washington Post may be of interest to readers of this blog. More couples who become parents are living together but not marrying, data show No longer taboo, living together has become a more common arrangement for U.S. couples who become pregnant while dating. Soon-to-be-released government figures show […]

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Alimony Not Terminated on Grounds of Post-Divorce Cohabitation in Winchester: Mabee v. Mabee

Facts: When the parties divorced in 2010, their Marital Dissolution Agreement (“MDA”) obligated Husband to pay alimony to Wife. According to the MDA, “This spousal support will end after the designated 12 year period agreed upon or upon the Wife’s death, remarriage or cohabitation with another man.” In December 2011, Husband filed a petition to terminate […]

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