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Dealing with division of property when unmarried couples split


With the divorce rate sky high, many Maryland couples opt to forgo marriage altogether and simply live together. While this may seem to be the ideal way to avoid a costly divorce should the relationship end, asset division is still something that must be considered. Many unmarried couples purchase cars, houses and other big-ticket items together, but when the relationship sours, these couples do not have the same rights or responsibilities as married couples. Because everything is treated as non-marital property, there could be issues regarding division of property if the assets are not titled properly.

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