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Written by attorney Nicole Heiden Sodoma

3 things unmarried parents need to know about living together

It’s important for couples — especially cohabiting parents, who now account for a clear majority (59 percent) of all births outside marriage — to empower themselves regarding the protections available to them under the law. The top three things unmarried, cohabitating couples should know about:

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While marriage provides numerous protections, there are certainly legal options available should a couple choose not to take the leap. A visit with an experienced family law attorney to go over all of their options can help with peace of mind.

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