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Family Law Part 3 – Marriage

Are you considering getting married but aren't sure what your rights and protection will be under this legal union? Many people are unaware of what a marriage actually is and what rights go along with it.
In a previous blog post, we began talking about family law and the various topics that falls underneath.  During the next several blog posts we are going to dissect family law by breaking it down into detail, according to each topic. Today’s blog post focuses on marriage and how it differs from a domestic partnership and civil union.
These three types of unions are often confused with one another. Many don’t understand the rights and protection that comes with each one In addition, many are unsure what each of them actually are and what makes them different from one another. Below, our Raleigh divorce lawyer will talk more about marriage.

Marriage | Raleigh Divorce Lawyer

Marriage, in many jurisdictions of the U.S., is defined as the union of a man and a woman as partners in a relationship.  In some jurisdictions, marriage is also the union of same sex couples. There are many rights, and responsibilities for those that enter a marriage, including:

  • Tax
  • Estate Planning
  • Government
  • Employment
  • Medical
  • Death
  • Family
  • Housing
  • Consumer

To get a better understanding of marriage in North Carolina and what our jurisdiction defines as an actual marriage, contact our lawyer in Raleigh NC, today.
If you need help understanding any of the information above or would just like additional information, contact our Raleigh divorce lawyer, today. We are here to help you with any and all family law, as well as, offer you legal representation when needed. We will set up a consultation to help you with all your needs.
Also consider contacting us to schedule a consultation if you need help with estate planning in Raleigh NC, trademarking, copyrighting, DWI issues or any other legal matter you might be facing.
Understanding family law and all that is included can be complicated and confusing. For more information, visit with our other blog posts in this series, below:

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