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This article explores choice of law problems that will arise when a court determines the property-based claims between cohabitants in situations where the pair began their cohabitation in one state before at least one of them moved to another state and after the breakup of the couple or the death of one of them. These choice of law issues affecting cohabitants are far more complex than the conflict of laws issues arrising when lawfully married couples change domicile, primarily because of lack of agreement among the states as to what legal theory controls the rights of unmarried cohabitants.

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