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Common law marriage in is it leagle. Seattle washington

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Lawyer's Assistant: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

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Family Lawyer: FamilyAnswer, Lawyer replied 10 months ago
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Family Lawyer: FamilyAnswer, Lawyer replied 10 months ago

Good afternoon.

Washington State law does not allow for common-law marriage, courts will only divide property and debts if you demonstrate that you were in a committed intimate relationship. Once you demonstrate the existence of such a relationship, courts will then apply a " fair and equitable" standard in dividing the property and debts.

In determining what is fair and equitable, courts will look at the specifics of your case and consider the following factors:

  • The nature and extent of the property
  • The length of your intimate committed relationship
  • The economic situations of each party

And even then, courts will not divide all property and debts. The fair and equitable standard applies only to property and debts acquired during the relationship. Separate property (whether belonging to one partner before the relationship or obtained by one partner during the relationship as a gift or inheritance) is not divided by the court.

If you cannot demonstrate that you were in a committed intimate relationship, then courts usually divide the property and debts according to whose name is ***** ***** property

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