No. 14780-1-III.

933 P.2d 1069 (1997)

85 Wash.App. 487

In re the Meretricious Relationship Janice SUTTON, Respondent and Cross-Appellant, and Gary WIDNER, Appellant.

Court of Appeals of Washington, Division 3, Panel Three.

March 25, 1997.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

John P. Gilreath, Cone, Gilreath, Ellis & Cole, Ellensburg, for Appellant.

Blaine T. Connaughton, Thorner, Kennedy & Gano, Yakima, for Respondent and Cross-Appellant.

SWEENEY, Chief Judge.

In In re Marriage of Lindsey, 101 Wn.2d 299, 302, 304, 678 P.2d 328 (1984), this state abandoned the presumption that all property acquired by a man and woman not married to each other but living together was not community property. We replaced that presumption with a rule "that courts must `examine the [meretricious] relationship and the property accumulations...

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