This definitive guide for unmarried couples has been completely updated to reflect legal changes in common law marriages, property and debts, tax rules, insurance, medical care, public benefits, pre-marital agreements, alimony, estate planning and legal issues involving children, from adoption to custody and more. Includes tear-out agreements and sample forms. Unmarried couples living together should take certain legal precautions, whether you've lived together for years on end, or are simply contemplating the idea. This helpful book explains: - buying or renting a house - owning cars, boats and other property together or separately - having and raising children - writing wills and estate plans - getting authorization to make medical decisions for an ill or injured partner - breaking up - a complete overview of important legal documents, including living together contract - instructions to filling out these documents - sample forms - legal agreements as tear-outs and on CD-ROM The 13th edition provides the latest law in readable 50-state charts, and includes many fill-in-the-blank legal forms. It has new information on recent changes to tax laws, such as the "marriage penalty" and estate taxes. It also covers government and private companies that offer domestic partner benefits.Ihara, Toni is the author of 'Living Together A Legal Guide for Unmarried Couples', published 2006 under ISBN 9781413304237 and ISBN 1413304230.