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i lived with my fiancee for 4.5 yrs, in michigan until she

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i lived with my fiancee for 4.5 yrs, in michigan until she decided to let me go and feels that she owes nothing to me financially. She owns the house and paid the utilities, over the course of the engagement, I invested $250,000+ into her and the house. Do I have any legal recourse?
Thank you for your question. I look forward to working with you to provide you the information you are seeking for educational purposes only.

Unfortunately, under MI laws, there is no palimony or support for a boyfriend/girlfriend. However, if you can prove you invested your separate funds into her personal separate property, you can seek to claim reimbursement for the funds you spent in contemplation of marriage on improving her separate property. Without written agreement, these cases are not ease and you must have a local attorney review your facts and actual evidence, but if you can show the money was spent in contemplation that you would be married and you would be staying in the home as the marital home, it is possible for you to obtain reimbursement or a lien on the home to repay you for your investment into her property.

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