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Washington does not recognize common-law marriage.However, it has adopted the “committed intimate relationship” doctrine...this allows a court to resolve the property distribution issues that arise when unmarried people separate after living in a marital-like relationship and acquiring what would have been community property had they been married.So they court COULD consider dividing up property that you acquired while living together. It is not automatic (like with a divorce). He would need to prove
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He would need to prove you had a "stable and committed relationship"...if he could prove that, the court could divide up any property you acquired together.
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