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Couples have to spend money on documents to protect their rights.

Marriage creates many rights and assumptions in favor of couples, freeing them from the necessity of drawing up contracts to deal with their personal affairs and their financial relationship. LBGT couples must spend hundreds, sometimes even thousands, of dollars to protect themselves, as best they can, by drawing up the documents — primarily wills and trusts.

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