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Is there a reason you never married each other?
Also, do you have anything in writing regarding his promise to support you?
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Thank you for the additional information. I am sorry to hear of your dilemma. I realize how frustrating this is for you and I hope to provide you information which is accurate and useful, even though it may not be the news you were hoping to get.
Unfortunately, Illinois does not recognize common law marriage and that is what you would need to have a claim to assert to sue.
Any joint tenancy you own will automatically pass to the surviving joint tenant, but any property you own yoursel is stll yours.
If you are being kept from your property you would file for replevin to get a court order to force your partner tomreturn the property to you if he refuses.
If he refuses tomreturn your property after the court order then he can be held in contempt of court.
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