If I’m a single male and my property is in a living trust, can my girlfriend have a claim on my property or my 401k since we have lived together for 10 years?

In CA.

Asked on November 7, 2011 under Estate Planning, California


FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

No. If you have your property in a trust and your girlfriend is solely your girlfriend and not your wife and has not contributed any money to maintain, improve or acquire any of your trust assets, she would have no legal entitlement to your trust assets even after a ten (10) year period.

California has no common law marriage.

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