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More and more couples are living together without being married. For those who do, a cohabitation agreement may be appropriate. This private contract between long-term cohabitants establishes the rights and obligations that married people obtain by law, custom and agreement.
Unexplained absences, furtive phone calls, mysterious credit card charges — these just some of the clues that a spouse may be having an affair. A plethora of technological options making it ever-easier to catch cheating lovers in the act, but suspicious spouses may end up violating state or federal law when spying on their unfaithful partners.
With the looming possibility that the U.S. Supreme Court might strike down the Defense of Marriage Act sometime this term, married same-sex couples could suddenly find themselves eligible for a host of federal tax benefits. Even better, if couples file what is known as a protective tax refund claim with the IRS before the end of the year, they could potentially pick up some extra dollars going as far back as 2009.
Join Lawyers.com and estate planning attorney Sharon M. Siegel on Thursday, Dec. 13, at 10 pm ET for a free online discussion about last will and testaments, probate, power of attorney and other estate planning issues. Ms. Siegel will share her years of expertise and answer your questions.
Last month many East Coast residents put their disaster preparation plans to the test when Hurricane Sandy struck. Here’s a handy checklist of things to consider so you can be prepared for a variety of emergencies.