Hi, my name is Flo. I've been with my partner for 33 years and we've recently parted. We have several homes, joint bank accounts, several properties but mostly in his name. I am retired, he always financially took care of me. I am getting social security but not use to the lifestyle I once had with him. How do I financially secure my future?
JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?
Customer: Hawaii does not recognize common law marriage
JA: OK. The Family Lawyer
will need to help you with this.
Customer: I guess because Hawaii does not recognize common law marriage, I will have to work it out with my partner somehow. Just afraid I'll get the short end of the stick. Thank you.
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: No one came on
JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?
Customer: I can't think of anything else. He gave me one of our homes which he pays the mortgage for indefinitely. He tells me if anything happens to him the insurance which I am the beneficiary will pay off the house. What do I need to do to protect myself.
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Family Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.