This paper is a survey of issues related to couples living together outside of marriage. It addresses the attitudes of non-maritally cohabitants toward relevant legal issues, the reasons that the couples chose to nonmaritally cohabitate, and the reasons that they chose to continue living that way. The survey also addresses the socio-economic characteristics of non-married and married cohabitants, as well as the characteristics of their family life.
|AREA OF LAW||Family Law Marriage & Divorce|
|TAGS||living, de facto, common law spouse, adult, arrangement, cohabitation, marriage|
November 3, 1984