Most Read: Local

Story Lab
Posted at 06:18 PM ET, 06/08/2011

Are you living together without tying the knot?

More than ever, couples are choosing to live together without tying the knot. But of course that doesn’t guarantee happily-ever-after cohabitation. A recent survey of divorce lawyers found an increase in litigation between unmarried couples.

They also reported a rise in cohabitation agreements -- legal documents that spell how assets would be divided in the event of a breakup.

For a story about these shifting trends, we’re looking to talk to people who’ve gone through breakups after moving in with a significant other. Perhaps you bought property together, intermingled your finances or even had a child -- and then had to figure out how to unravel everything when the relationship ended.

We’re also interested in talking to couples who chose to sign cohabitation agreements about the thought process that went into crafting that document.

To share your story, please contact reporter Ellen McCarthy:, 202-334-7272.

By  |  06:18 PM ET, 06/08/2011

Read what others are saying

    © 2011 The Washington Post Company