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Can domestic partnership agreements protect unmarried partners?

In Alaska, some couples choose to live together instead of marry. Even so, some unmarried partners have concerns related to issues that may arise if their relationship comes to an end. Some such partnerships last for many years, and couples accumulate assets that may give rise to contention in the event of separations.

The process of domestic partnership dissolution in Alaska

There are many reasons why a couple might choose to enter into a domestic partnership rather than marriage. Alaska does not recognize same-sex marriage or common law marriage, though the courts recognize that those who have been in a long-term relationship may need assistance with the division of property or childcare once a relationship like this has ended. The process of domestic partnership dissolution is a bit different from what happens in a traditional divorce, though they encompass similar aspects.

Many older couples choosing to remain as unmarried partners

Two people meet, fall in love and then must make some important financial and possibly life altering decisions. Many older couples in Alaska are finding that marriage is not always their best option. In fact, many older couples are finding that remaining as unmarried partners makes more financial sense.

How to protect yourself when buying a home with your partner

Marriage is not for everyone -- in more than one sense. In Alaska, some people choose not to get married while others simply cannot. You do not have to be married, however, to share your life with another person. A marital agreement helps protect both parties in the event of a divorce, which is why it is important to take action to protect yourself in certain situations if you are not married.

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