meretricious relationship

What is a Meretricious Relationship?

While a great number of relationships will split up between their first and second year, many will persist for many years or even decades. If both parties can not agree or do not believe in the traditions of marriage, they might still be regarded under the law as in a meretricious relationship (definitions and terminology vary…

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What is a Meretricious Relationship?

What is a Meretricious Relationship?

  When working through estate planning, estate transference, or family planning issues, things are not always as clear-cut as we tend to write about here.  For instance, what if you and your unmarried partner (in a meretricious relationship) c0-parent a child from one of your earlier relationships and there’s an untimely death, who will be…

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How Does A Meretricious Relationship Play Into An Estate Plan?

How Does A Meretricious Relationship Play Into An Estate Plan?

Regarding marriage, Washington state does not recognize common law. Instead, Washington State looks at a long-term, committed relationship as a meretricious relationship or cohabitation. Being in a meretricious relationship versus being legally married can affect what happens to your property and assets should one of you become disabled or die. What is a Meretricious relationship?…

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