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2001

Cohabitation

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The Influence Of Marvin V. Marvin On Housework During Marriage, Margaret F. Brinig Jan 2001

The Influence Of Marvin V. Marvin On Housework During Marriage, Margaret F. Brinig

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When Michelle Marvin was forced to leave the home she shared with what today we would call her partner, Lee Marvin, she had a number of problems. The first ones, of course, were legal: she had no marriage with Lee and no written contract that could distinguish their relationship from "mere cohabitation." Nor had she contributed directly to his career or other assets. What she alleged was his express promise to "take care of her" (for some time period that was not altogether clear) and, less obviously, a promise implied by all she had done with and for him during ...