Marriage & Domestic Partnership

Our Marriage & Domestic Partners articles section includes info about the legal side of what it means to say “I do.”

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A recent study concluded that while the vast majority of married couples who separate will eventually divorce (within three years), approximately 15% remain separated indefinitely, even past the 10-year mark.

Why would a couple choose to do this? Or, to put it another way, are there actually advantages to long-term separation over divorce?

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An April 2010 decree from President Obama states that hospitals must allow designated loved ones access to a patient even if they aren’t related by blood or marriage. The decree was prompted by a hospital denying Janice Langbehn the right to see Lisa Pond, her long-time partner, before Pond’s death. The decree is viewed as a win for gay rights. more...

There are countless reasons to play nice during a divorce, not the least of which is making things easier on the kids. But it goes well beyond offspring and can be a great way to save money and your sanity. more...

Most of us assume that prison life precludes any private contact between inmates and their significant others. After all, that's one of the penalties of going to prison. But then what about conjugal visits? Do they still exist? And who is entitled to them? more...