spousal equivalent


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Synonyms for spousal equivalent

a person (not necessarily a spouse) with whom you cohabit and share a long-term sexual relationship

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Women whose most recent sex partner was a fiance, spouse or spousal equivalent reported fewer depressive symptoms than those whose last partner was an exclusive dating partner (11.
In one case, for instance, a woman who had lived with her spousal equivalent for 20 years was not permitted to inherit the home in which they lived because the deed was in her partner's name alone.
Source: The spousal equivalent hand book: A Legal and Financial Guide to Living Together by Johnette Duff and George G.
Spousal equivalents are not just "POSSLQs"- persons of the opposite sex sharing living quarters - but are defined as two people (either the opposite sex or the same sex) who live together, have a sexual relationship, and do not have a marriage license or the legal rights and responsibilities it entails.
Despite their commitment to one another, spousal equivalents cannot assume that they have the same rights and privileges afforded marital partners.
In other states, spousal equivalents may find themselves entangled in common law that treats them as married whether or not the couple wishes to be regarded as such.
The firm extends its benefits to spousal equivalents or domestic partners.
Among the numerous benefits that the firm provides to assist attorneys in blending family and work responsibilities include: backup childcare and generous parenting leaves - 12 weeks of fully paid leave for birth mothers and eight weeks of fully paid leave for fathers and non-birth mothers; attorneys may take four weeks of paid vacation time after their paid leave and may also take an extended unpaid parenting leave of up to one year, during which they may continue to participate in the firm's health insurance plan; and the firm extends its benefits to spousal equivalents or domestic partners.
Among the numerous benefits that the firm provides to assist attorneys in blending family and work responsibilities include: backup childcare and generous parenting leaves - 12 weeks of fully paid leave for birth mothers and eight weeks of fully paid leave for fathers and non-birth mothers, attorneys may take four weeks of paid vacation time after their paid leave and may also take an extended unpaid parenting leave of up to one year, during which they may continue to participate in the firm's health insurance plan and the firm extends its benefits to spousal equivalents or domestic partners.
The company also provides a variety of benefits and assistance programs for spouses and spousal equivalents, as well as wellness screening in major locations, adoption assistance and travel expense reimbursement covering the cost of dependent care -- including pets -- while the employee is traveling on Avnet business.
revise the definition of "Associate" such that it extends only to spouses, spousal equivalents and certain other relatives;