Frequent Legal Issues for Unmarried Couples

Unmarried couples may confront a number of legal issues throughout the duration of their relationship.  These issues include the more usual steps in life a couple takes together, such as purchasing a home and having children; but these milestones are more complicated when the couple is unmarried.  The law imposes a lot of rights between married persons that are absent for unmarried couples.  Umarried couples will go through the same life events, but will need some legal work-around solutions to get the same protections as married couples.  Unmarried couples will want to consult an attorney before they purchase a house together, in order to establish parental rights, or to create a will or trust to provide for each other in the case of death or incapacity.  

The Law In Ohio Provides Automatic Protections for Married Couples

The law automatically provides protections for married couples.  Unmarried couples must take extra steps and go about things in a round-about way in order to achieve the same or equivalent levels of protection.  Contact an attorney at Harris & Engler to discuss potential solutions to the frequent issues of unmarried couples; we have offices in Columbus, Ohio and service clients all across Ohio. 


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