Married Couples

Marriage (also called matrimony or wedlock) is a socially or ritually recognized union or legal contract between spouses that establishes rights and obligations between them, between them and their children, and between them and their in-laws. The definition of marriage varies according to different cultures, but it is principally an institution in which interpersonal relationships, usually intimate and sexual, are acknowledged. In some cultures, marriage is recommended or considered to be compulsory before pursuing any sexual activity. When defined broadly, marriage is considered a cultural universal.
Posts about Married Couples
  • Is a Sweetheart Trust Right for You and Your Spouse?

    … As part of a comprehensive estate plan, many people opt to form a trust to which they transfer ownership of their property and assets. However, there are many types of trusts you can form under Missouri trust laws, and the type of trust that is right for you will depend on many factors. Such factors may include: Your familial situation… 12 readers -
  • Ending a Long Term Relationship When Unmarried in Oregon

    … of negotiating a settlement or having to appear before a judge. If you are looking for an family law attorney we recommend reading out article:3 Things to Look for in an Oregon Divorce or Custody Attorney. Tom Brasier is an experienced Portland family law attorney focusing on divorce, custody, and restraining orders in the greater Portland, Oregon and Clark…

    Brasier Law- 16 readers -
  • Islip, NY Bankruptcy Attorney

    …: Chapter 7 – In a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you are requesting a discharge of certain debts without the obligation to make any further payments to your creditors. In exchange for this discharge, you will have to forfeit non-exempt property or assets, which your bankruptcy trustee will liquidate and use to pay toward your debts before they are discharged…

    Ronald D. Weiss, PC- 8 readers -
  • Judicial Lien Avoidance In Bankruptcy

    … an exemption to which the debtor would have been entitled under subsection (b) of this section, if such lien is – a judicial lien, other than a judicial lien that secures a debt of a kind that is specified in section 523(a)(5); or (B) a nonpossessory, nonpurchase-money security interest in any- (i) household furnishings, household goods…

    Ronald D. Weiss, PC- 35 readers -
  • Marriage Petitions for Same Sex Spouse

    … immigration lawyer. I am a U.S. citizen who is engaged to be married to a foreign national of the same sex. Can I file a fiancé or fiancée petition for him or her? Yes. As long as all other immigration requirements are met, a same-sex engagement may allow your fiancé to enter the United States for marriage. Again, you may want to speak with a Miami…

    Michael G. Murray/ Miami Immigration Lawyer- 20 readers -
  • Am I Eligible for Innocent Spouse Relief?

    … Am I Eligible for Innocent Spouse Relief? Posted on Oct 06, 2015 By Kathryn Davis October 6, 2015 by Kathryn Davis Many married couples file their federal income taxes jointly. When they file jointly, both spouses are jointly and individually liable for any taxes due on the joint return even if they later divorce. This is true even…

    Kathryn Davis/ Bond and Botes- 39 readers -
  • The Evolution of the Rights of Same-Sex Married Couples in Bankruptcy Court

    … Filing a joint petition for bankruptcy is a right bestowed solely upon legally married couples in the United States. Because the constitutional rights of same-sex couples to have their marriages legally recognized by the government has been in flux in our country for decades, so has the right of those couples to file for bankruptcy together…

    Ronald D. Weiss, PC- 40 readers -
  • Bankruptcy and Joint Bank Accounts

    … Bankruptcy and Joint Bank Accounts Many people have joint bank accounts for many different reasons. Often, married couples choose to have joint accounts for ease of financial accounting and access. Parents may put the name of a child as a joint account holder to build up their financial experience or to ensure access to accounts if anything…

    Ronald D. Weiss, PC- 27 readers -
  • 2015 Estate Tax Repeal?

    … may use husband’s remaining $4.43m of estate tax credit. If husband dies using none of his available credit, the entire amount “passes” to his surviving spouse for her use. This means that married couples with estates smaller than $10.86m have little to worry about in the way of federal estate taxes. A repeal of the federal estate and gift tax…

    Jeremy Howe/ The Law Office of Jeremy Howe- 15 readers -
  • What Kinds of Property Can I Keep in a New York Liquidation Bankruptcy?

    … exemptions in addition to those available under federal law. People who file for bankruptcy in New York have the option of using either the federal2 or the state exemptions. In addition, married couples who jointly file for bankruptcy in New York are able to double their exemptions, meaning that they can double the exemptions applied to any jointly…

    Ronald D. Weiss, PC- 38 readers -
  • Taxation of Foreign Pension Plans and Social Security Benefits

    … with Canada and the United Kingdom that address taxpayers holding U.S. green cards (resident alien status). Because we live in such a mobile society, it is common for taxpayers to receive pension or annuity income from multiple countries. This is especially true with married couples who may have lived and worked in different countries prior…

    Due Diligence- 14 readers -
  • Sexual Assault: What Makes This Offense “Aggravated?”

    … Sexual assault can be devastating, both for the victim and the perpetrator if charges are brought against him or her. False allegations can also be very damaging, even if they are ultimately withdrawn or dismissed by the court. Knowing the difference between a regular sexual assault and an aggravated sexual assault can help you come to terms…

    Law Office of James Alston- 23 readers -
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