Domestic Partnerships and the Law: What You Need to Know Before You Break Up

Life in the Boomer Lane

The following is a guest post:

Whether it’s a lack of trust or simply growing apart, there are numerous reasons why long-term relationships break down. If you have virtually no commitment with regard to housing or children, relationships break-ups are relatively simple from a legal perspective.

However, many long-term relationships unfortunately don’t have that luxury, with many unmarried couples still having children, mortgages and shared bills. In 2011, the number of married couples in America had dropped to 48% when in 1950, this number was a much higher 78%.If you and your partner think your relationship is on the brink of ending, but you’re worried about the effects it will have, here are some key points to consider before making your final decision.

Put your children first.

If you’re 100% set on splitting up, it can be an extremely difficult time especially if you’ve been together for many years. However…

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