No. 43884.

87 Wn.2d 550 (1976)

554 P.2d 1057

DON LATHAM, Petitioner, v. WILLIAM F. HENNESSEY, as Administrator, Respondent.

The Supreme Court of Washington, En Banc.

October 7, 1976.


This appeal concerns the disposition of property of a man and wife at the termination of a nonmarital family (meretricious) relationship.

In 1949, Loretta Testall and her former husband were divorced. As a result, she received a house valued at $7,000 with a $1,700 mortgage. Loretta Testall began living with petitioner, Donald Latham, in the Spring of 1955. There relationship possessed all of the characteristics of a traditional marriage, except...

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