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Common Law Issues The law regarding common law relationships is different than in cases of divorce. Discuss the issues that affect unmarried couples here.

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Old 03-15-2020, 11:09 AM
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You have to determine if you were entitled. If you both worked and you didnt give up your career for him then the answer will be no.

In most cases a long term marriage normally has one spouse sacrificing for the other spouses career and even then ss is not a given.

You have to ask yourself:

Did you quit your job to move or stay home with kids so he could focus on his job?

Did you help contribute to a business he owns or operates in a working role that you would lose as a result of the split?

Did you help him through school or training like working and supporting the household so he could earn more money in the future?

These arent specific legal questions but a lot of it is considered. Just because he makes more money or he has rental income doesnt mean you are automatically entitled to it. Common law muddies the waters as well. If you jointly bought property then you would be entitled to your share and your share of the increase in value but you dont get a share of his assets.
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Old 03-15-2020, 12:29 PM
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Probably best to sit with a lawyer who can ask you questions about the last 18 years of your life. If you are entitled given the incomes it could be a significant amount of money, dont cheap out on this.
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Old 03-15-2020, 01:50 PM
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Thank you for the info and help.
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