Can a live in girlfriend be entitled to half of my house? 5 Answers as of August 31, 2015

I bought a home and it is entirely in my name and I have a girlfriend who lives with me for four years. Is there a law that says that if the relationship ends, she is entitled to half of my home?

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Law Ofices of Edwin K. Niles | Edwin K. Niles
That would be a no.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 8/31/2015
Law Offices of Frances Headley | Frances Headley
Not in California, unless the two of you entered into a written agreement to share your property.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 11/10/2014
Patrick W. Currin, Attorney at Law | Patrick Currin
That would be a no.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 8/31/2015
Law Office Of Victor Waid
Law Office Of Victor Waid | Victor Waid
No as to the question, but she will be entitled to one half the increase in value during the interim period of cohabitation, due to your joint efforts, particularly if you acted like husband and wife. This is known as the Marvin doctrine.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 11/10/2014
James Law Group
James Law Group | Christine James
Not if you live in CA. CA does not recognize common law marriage, and only married couples have property rights.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 11/10/2014
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