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Thursday, August 25, 2011

In-Law Suites in Homes

From USA Today:

Tuer's renovation reflects an accelerating trend toward adding second units to homes, whether for extra cash or elder care. These tidy units — known as in-law suites, granny flats, sidekicks, backyard cottages or, in Australia, "kangaroo apartments" — serve multiple purposes at a time retiring Baby Boomers are trying to stay in their homes despite shrinking stock portfolios, adult children can't find jobs and aging parents need help.

Sometimes, they bring families closer together. And in the case of the late college football star Billy Bye (more about him later), they rekindled romance.

Read more here.


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Having live in in-laws is a bad idea if you want to have a healthy marriage, but that being said, in today's economy families are doing what they have to in order to make sure there is enough food on the table.

Posted by: Divorce Attorneys Tulsa | Aug 26, 2011 7:24:05 PM

I am 100% opposed to having the in-laws live in the home with the spouses.

Posted by: Divorce Lawyer Oklahoma City | Sep 19, 2011 7:21:27 PM

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