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Good morning. I am sorry to hear about his passing and understand this tough time. Did he have a will? Was your name on anything?
Thank you for the additional information. Massachusetts does not recognize any rights for a couple who cohabit without marriage. If one partner dies, there is no right to inherit from the estate. Massachusetts does not allow common law marriage so no matter how long a couple live together, cohabitation won't ever change into a marriage without performing a wedding ceremony. This is why I asked if anything was in writing, such as a contract or you were in his will, since that would give you a legal right to whatever was agreed upon or devised to you. However, sharing the home and bills in your name, would not give you an ownership interest in the home, unless you were on title.
Can you show and produce anything to support a shared ownership interest in the home?
As I shared above, being engaged without being legally married, would not provide you any rights, under the law, unless there was a contract entered into, by you and him, prior to his passing. As such, his estate will go to his heirs, so if he had children, it would pass to them and/or other family members.
I just wanted to follow up and see if you had any other questions or needed me to clarify something. I am here to help, so please let me know. Thanks!