This Assignment examines historical case law and development of domestic partnerships or cohabitation. In this Assignment, you are to read and analyze the following resources. You are to also answer the questions below.
Marvin v. Marvin, 18 Cal. 3d 660, 557 P.2d 106, 134 Cal. Rptr. 815 (1976)
“The Cohabitation Blues”
“Should Cohabitation Matter in Family Law?”
Living Together and the Law: Nolo. Retrieved from http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/free-books/living-together-book/chapter1-1.html.
What has the Marvin ruling done for cohabiting couples’ legal rights? Provide brief description of the facts in this case and the and how the court arrived at its conclusion.
Do cohabiting couples share equally in benefits and rights as in a valid marriage, if at all?
Identify the law or laws that exist in your state that provide protection to “domestic partnerships” or “cohabiting couples.”
Note: You can utilize other academic resources in responding to this Assignment. You are not limited by the case law alone. This Assignment should be a minimum of 3 total pages and properly formatted.Good luck and have fun! Submit your Writing Assignment to the Dropbox by the end of Unit 2.Your paper should be a minimum of two pages and should consist of the proper headings, citations, and format. The Assignment should adhere to the usual citation and mechanical rules. In terms of your research, you can and should utilize the Kaplan Library for academic and legal resources.