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Author: ErinKG Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 310323  
Subject: Re: Advice to help my Credit, Relationship at st Date: 4/26/2003 5:00 PM
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I don't agree with the others who have posted about not buying a house unless you are married. This can be true depending on the circumstances, but shouldn't be a final rule.

My BF and I just bought a house together and no we are not planning on getting married. We are completely committed to each other but do not feel the need to have a piece of paper and a whole lot more tax liability than we do now. It's just not something we want, even though we will probably be together for the rest of our lives.

We are working on a contract for the house so that if we did split in the future (not that we expect to) we will have something that dictates what is to be done. As long as you plan and create something like this, it is really no different than being married, owning a house and getting a divorce, in my mind.

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