Family Law


Check Your Knowledge

The following question will help you determine your understanding of the previous section. Work through the question, and then compare your answer with the suggested answer.

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Question:

Justine and Logan have lived together for two years in every way as a domestic couple, and they have one child, though they have never signed an adult interdependent partner agreement. Now Justine has taken her child and moved in with another man, Luke. Is her interdependent relationship with Logan ended? Explain your answer

Suggested Answer: No, by living together as a couple for a significant time and having a child, Justine and Logan have created a valid interdependent relationship. If Justine signs an adult interdependent partner agreement with Luke, or lives separate from and apart from Logan for a year, she will have ended her relationship with Logan. Similarly, if she marries Luke, the relationship with Logan will be terminated. But just moving in with Luke will not immediately affect the legality of her relationship with Logan.