The fall-out when a cohabitation arrangement breaks up can be very unpredictable. Unlike a divorce, a formal property settlement is not necessary. But if the couple had children, child support and child custody may need to be determined.
Marriage involves a lot of sharing. Two lives become intertwined in so many ways that the privacy lines can become blurred. But a recent Oakland County case is a stark reminder that e-mail accounts are one aspect of a marriage that are best kept separate.