How to split assets when not married

We are not married, but living togetber 25
years in Washington St. I no longer want to be
in this relationship, how do we split assets?
Does it matter who’s name they are in? Houses,
cars etc?

Asked on January 21, 2018 under Family Law, Washington

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Unlike when you are married, whose name things are in matters but only if you are going to fight about them.  If you can agree to things in a WRITTEN settlement then that fight is obviated.  No marriage means anything help jointly is considered owned 50/50.  Contributions to purchases could be deemed gifts or loans depending.  Seek legal help.  Good luck.


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