Results from a global survey conducted by Pew Research in 2015 shows that 40 percent of millennials (those born between 1981 and 2000) in the United States felt that the “government should be able to prevent people publicly making statements that are offensive to minority groups.”
When you to live together, whether you choose to get married or not, it is vital for both parties to be transparent about their financial situation. This includes disclosing all debts, like credit cards or student loans, and income.
Moving in together is not the same as getting married—obviously—but it is a big commitment. It might make sense financially in an expensive housing market like San Francisco or New York, but what will the legal commitment mean for your relationship?
While Mom and Dad might be happy to pay for their daughter’s graduate school, they might not be as thrilled about their new son-in-law’s decision to use money earmarked for a down payment on a house to buy a food truck.
Retirement financial planning is important whether your preferred destination is South Carolina or South America. But if you choose to retire abroad, currency fluctuations can become a huge factor. Many people choose foreign locales because of the destination’s lower cost of living, but a change in exchange rates could impact that perceived value.
If Trump’s original “blind trust” concept from the debate is not, in fact, a blind trust, does that matter? Not necessarily, at least according to federal law. The main conflict-of-interest law, Section 202 of Chapter 11 of Title 18 of the U.S. Code, does not apply to the president.
While you may be very certain about the decisions you record in your birth plan, the document isn’t legally binding on you or your providers. So how can you be sure to get the type of care you want, and stand up for your rights during labor and delivery?
Equal pay for equal work is a deceptively simple idea. Pay should be based on the job or the value of the work rather than on the gender of the employee. But achieving and maintaining pay equity between men and women isn’t easy. Historical bias—often unconsciously or unintentionally expressed—or simple conflict avoidance both complicate the matter.
With so many people making the choice to commit to each other without getting married, questions arise about how to deal with legal issues for these extramarital relationships. Fortunately, a cohabitation agreement can answer some of these questions.
Where there is divorce, there are also prenuptial agreements. These pre-marriage contracts purport to settle issues regarding any distribution of assets in the event of a divorce. And while that might seem pessimistic, a prenup can serve to insulate the relationship from undue concern over asset ownership. But sometimes, the agreement isn’t up to the task.