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I was living with someone for 18 years in California. He…

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I was living with someone for 18 years in California. He asked me to leave. Am I entitled to compensation since the house is in his name.

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a CA lawyer about this?

No

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have you taken so far?

I left the house 2 months ago

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

That's it

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Legal
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Lawyer: Barrister, Attorney replied 6 months ago
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Hello and welcome! My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed attorney and will try my best to help with your situation. There may be a slight delay in my responses as I type out an answer or reply.

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I am not sure I understand your question... compensation for what?

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thanks

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
For making me leave the home. Don't I have rights? It was an 18 year relationship.
Lawyer: Barrister, Attorney replied 6 months ago

Unfortunately, if you were living with someone in their home, your legal status would be that of a tenant under an oral tenancy agreement... You don't gain any legal ownership or rights to compensation by dating/living with someone for an extended period of time as CA doesn't recognize relationships like common law marriage.

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The person is your legal landlord, even if you were involved with them romantically and they would have to go through all the formalities of terminating your tenancy with a 60 day notice and then pursuing a formal eviction if you hadn't chosen to leave voluntarily..

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I am very sorry that I don’t have better news, but please understand that I do have an ethical and professional obligation to provide customers with legally correct answers based on my knowledge and experience, even when I know the answer doesn’t make the customer happy...

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