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My ex-girlfriend's grandfather and his live-in girlfriend have been together in California for 17 or so years. Unfortunately, he is just about on his deathbed. His girlfriend is claiming that she is entitled to about half of all his belongings (e.g. house, $$, etc.). A search is underway for his will, as well as other important paperwork, to verify (or deny) her claim.

I know that CA does not recognize common-law marriages, but how much leeway does she have regarding his belongings after he is deceased? She should be entitled to something, especially since she has been there for him all these years, but is she asking for too much? Said belongings should be going to his only daughter (my ex-girlfriend's mom) since his wife passed away about 20 years ago.

Time may be of the essence, so a prompt reply would be appreciated. Thanks.

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