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Living Apart Together: Legal Protections for a New Form of Family

Cynthia Grant Bowman


This book describes a new way of being a couple and a new family form—living apart together—where couples who are committed to one another nevertheless maintain separate residences and finances. Although studied previously in Europe and other areas, LAT has not attracted attention in the United States, although it appears to be as prevalent there as elsewhere. After presenting the research done about LATs in other areas of the world, the book presents the results of the author’s empirical research on this lifestyle—both the results of surveys taken in 2016 and of interviews of LAT couples in 2 ... More

Keywords: family law, new family form, living apart together, unmarried couples, LAT couples

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781479891047
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479891047.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cynthia Grant Bowman, author
Cornell Law School