Q: I have lived with my partner (we never got married) for over 25 years in the same house, but he’s the only one on title. Would I have rights to the house if he passes away?

| Mar 31, 2021 | Estate Planning, Q&A, Title and Deeds |

A: Unfortunately not; California does not recognize common-law marriages between long-term, cohabitating partners. The only way for your partner to protect you in the event of his untimely death is for him to put together a well-designed estate plan.

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