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What happens to property acquired while living together?

States are of two minds about this; in many states, property acquired while living together still constitutes separate property because it was acquired outside the marriage. However, other states have a more progressive view, ruling that property obtained with the expectation of getting married count as marital property. A handful of states note the unfairness of counting property obtained while living together as separate property, but may remedy the situation in another way to ensure that property is distributed fairly.