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Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Property of unmarried couple to be equitably divided upon the death of both parties

WashingtonWashington law has long recognized that property acquired jointly during the existence of a committed intimate relationship is subject to equitable distribution between the parties on the termination of the relationship.

In Olver v. Fowler, 168 P.3d 348 (Wash. 2007), the court held that the doctrine applies when both parties are dead, requiring an equitable division of property between the two estates before a will or the intestacy statute applies to the property.

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