Not So Common (Law) Marriage: Notes from a Blue State



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Texas Tech Estate Planning & Community Property Journal


Discusses what to do when there are property disputes between unmarried intimate partners, whether heterosexual or homosexual. In the northwest corner of the country, there are a set of attitudes that, like many social and cultural norms, have found their way into common law. These northwestern attitudes might not be so common, or at least so commonly understood, in Texas. Describes how the Blue State of Washington handles property disputes between domestic partners, as well as to discuss what Texas might be able to take from a Blue State approach.



Property, Disputes, Non-married individuals, Domestic partners, Washington, Texas


Tom Andrews, Not So Common (Law) Marriage: Notes from a Blue State, 6 Est. Plan. & Cmty. Prop. L. J. 1 (2013).