Cons & pros(does anything actually change)of marriage?

Cons & pros(does anything actually change)of marriage?

especially if you marry your partner that you have lived with for 13 years.... what is the point of it then?

Guest

You can make decisions for him if he's incapacitated

Slightly

Only if you make it change.My mother just got married after 13 years with the same person. Nothing has changed except her last name.

okeysg2

Things will change for the better or worse. You can take that to the bank!

chase

i have lived with my mate that long and we are fine.

Optimist

It will shock you how much it will change after you marry this person.

LEYKIS

You absolutely right when you said,what is the point of it.The only difference is if it does not work out, YOU HAVE TO PAY!!!

Sol

''On the order of 1,400 legal rights are conferred upon married couples in the U.S. Typically these are composed of about 400 state benefits and over 1,000 federal benefits. Among them are the rights to:bullet joint parenting-bullet joint adoption-bullet joint foster care, custody, and visitation (including non-biological parents)-bullet status as next-of-kin for hospital visits and medical decisions where one partner is too ill to be competent-bullet joint insurance policies for home, auto and health-bullet dissolution and divorce protections such as community property and child support-bullet immigration and residency for partners from other countries-bullet inheritance automatically in the absence of a will-bullet joint leases with automatic renewal rights in the event one partner dies or leaves the house or apartment-bullet inheritance of jointly-owned real and personal property through the right of survivorship (which avoids the time and expense and taxes in probate)-bullet benefits such as annuities, pension plans, Social Security, and Medicare-bullet spousal exemptions to property tax increases upon the death of one partner who is a co-owner of the home-bullet veterans' discounts on medical care, education, and home loans- joint filing of tax returns-bullet joint filing of customs claims when traveling-bullet wrongful death benefits for a surviving partner and children-bullet bereavement or sick leave to care for a partner or child-bullet decision-making power with respect to whether a deceased partner will be cremated or not and where to bury him or her-bullet crime victims' recovery benefits-bullet loss of consortium tort benefits-bullet domestic violence protection orders-bullet judicial protections and evidentiary immunity-bullet and more....Most of these legal and economic benefits cannot be privately arranged or contracted for. For example, absent a legal (or civil) marriage, there is no guaranteed joint responsibility to the partner and to third parties (including children) in such areas as child support, debts to creditors, taxes, etc. In addition, private employers and institutions often give other economic privileges and other benefits (special rates or memberships) only to married couples. And, of course, when people cannot marry, they are denied all the emotional and social benefits and responsibilities of marriage as well. ''Source(s):http://www.religioustolerance.org/mar_be…

La

News Flash! If you have lived with someone for 13 years, you are married. Go ahead and do the right thing. Make it official.As far as pros and cons--you are going to have the same challenges with that partner or another. That just a part of human relationships.

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