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Living Apart TogetherLegal Protections for a New Form of Family$
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Cynthia Grant Bowman

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781479891047

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479891047.001.0001

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Commuter Marriage and Cohabitation

Commuter Marriage and Cohabitation

(p.120) 7 Commuter Marriage and Cohabitation
Living Apart Together

Cynthia Grant Bowman

NYU Press

This chapter discusses commuter marriage and cohabiting couples, describing how the issues involved are both similar to and different from those faced by LATs. It is based primarily on the secondary literature available on this topic but also includes the results of some interviews with current commuting spouses. It concludes with a discussion of the legal treatment of cohabitation that is of relevance to legal reforms for LATs.

Keywords:   LATs, commuter marriage, cohabitation, commuting spouses, legal treatment of cohabitation

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