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If it's correct that NJ doesn't recognize commong law marriages, your ex can still attempt a lawsuit to get some assets, but under the circumstances you describe she would not be entitled to your house.
Short answer, but sometimes they are.
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Well, when people split up in a meretricious relationship, the court has a lot of discretion, just as it does in divorces. So, perhaps you paid for the house, but your ex did a lot of work around the house, or bought all the groceries, or something like that - there may be more chance that some of what you consider to be "your" assets could be touched.
Sad to say, if your girlfriend (or ex) is still in the house, you're going to have to go through the eviction process just as though she was a tenant. It'd be best to first give her written notice to vacate by a certain date.
This whole breakup is going to be as easy or hard as a divorce, depending on the personalities of both of your and your ability to communicate and compromise.
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