Other names for a CIR include: "Meretricious Relationship" and "Equity Relationship."
The best way to avoid a CIR is to explicitly form a separate property agreement at the beginning of the relationship.
Here at Mason Law, we have prosecuted CIR cases, defended CIR cases, and drafted property agreements -- prenuptial, post-nuptial, and separate property agreements. We can help keep you out of trouble, or get you out of trouble once you are in it. Craig Mason of Mason Law and staff are ready to help, in Spokane, WA and Eastern Washington generally. 509.443.3681