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Unmarried Couples Archives

Unmarried couples increasingly investing in property together

13025930_S.jpgPeople's lives are getting busier and busier. As many young couples find themselves striving for career success and trying to put aside money for the future, marriage can seem like an expensive diversion. Some couples throughout the nation may be together for years before they consider getting married, if they choose to do so at all. Couples are no different in Missouri. As their relationships progress, increasing numbers of unmarried couples are choosing to save for a house rather than for a wedding.

Resolving property division for unmarried couples

13197200_S.jpgIn the past, many couples sought to legalize their union through marriage. But times have changed and more and more couples now live together without getting married. While peaceful and lifelong cohabitation of unmarried couples is always possible, National Center for Health Statistics data reveals that more than one-fourth of couples living together who have not wed will break up within their first three years of cohabitation. Going separate ways can produce several problems for these ex-couples.

Tips for separated parents and back-to-school night

15155179_s.jpgFor parents in Missouri who were never married -- or those who are divorced -- back-to-school night with an ex can be hard. For some, going separately and having the entire event split between the two parents may even seem like the best way to go about getting through the event with minimal to no contact with an ex. However, attending back-to-school night separately may end up adding more stress to a child's life. 

Paternity lawsuit filed against Kardashian seeks joint custody

3643756_s.jpgWhile not apparent at first, it turns out many unwed fathers in Missouri may be able to relate to the recent paternity lawsuit filed against Kourtney Kardashian.  In fact, the recent lawsuit -- regardless of how it turns out -- highlights the importance of establishing paternity in order to ensure custodial rights. 

Effective co-parenting communication for back-to-school

12714227_s.jpgWhether parents were married or just dating, after a break up or divorce, both can -- and should -- continue to play a role in their child's education. For both parents, this means finding a way to successfully communicate with each other and with a child's teacher. 

Study: Unmarried, cohabitating couples not as committed

11842683_s.jpgThere are many couples in Missouri who are unmarried and living together. Some of these couples have children together, while some are childless. Some of these couples are engaged, or planning on getting married one day, while others never plan on getting married.

Trend: More unmarried couples buying homes together

14902256_S.jpgMissouri residents have no doubt felt the pinch from the economic downfall that began in 2007. This downfall is still affecting people today and has had a serious impact on homeownership with more couples buying their first house together before getting married. 

More couples cohabitating without marriage

7956043_S.jpgMore and more couples are living together without being married. While some of these unmarried couples do go on to get married one day, there are plenty others who have children and continue living together without the legally binding agreement of marriage.

Unmarried parents face unique challenges in Missouri

17592509_S.jpgMarriage is not necessarily for everyone. In fact, there are plenty of couples in Missouri who live together, share living expenses and have children, yet are not legally married. Of course, there is nothing wrong with these arrangements at all. However, when children are involved -- and the parents split up -- it can quickly become complicated.

Missouri bill to expedite unmarried parent custody issues

10289477_S.jpgWhen it comes to parental rights, unmarried parents in Missouri should be treated the same way as married parents. This is why a Springfield representative has introduced House Bill 566 in order to expedite those child custody cases involving unmarried fathers.

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