Is illinois a Palimony state?

Asked over 5 years ago - Chicago, IL

I have been living with my mater for 15 years. We have a house with personal items that we've purchased together. What remedies can I take to get my part without walking away with nothing?

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  1. Alan James Brinkmeier

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . There is no palimony in Illinois. Your stuff is your stuff. Unless you have a written agreement, you'll have to file a lawsuit to divide property.

    Good luck.

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