Couples who live together in a romantic relationship in which they pool resources may be unaware that the separation of that relationship may be similar to a divorce. A romantic partner may have a claim for a share of the earnings and the value of the labor of the other, now separated partner. Some planning, communication, and agreements may help romantic couples avoid heartache if they separate down the road. Read the full article . . .
Society continues to value agreements “on a handshake.” Oral agreements, i.e. those that are not written down, are legally enforceable as contracts. But is it wise to rely on oral agreements? When should the parties write their agreement down? Read the full article . . .