The latest regulations on common-law relationships is yet another step of our socialist government to interfere in the private affairs of we the people. What business and right do these bureaucrats and legislators have to tell us how we should run our relationships with a partner.
If two people want to shack up and live together, they should be allowed to decide who owns what after the relationship breaks up, and have it documented in a private contract, certified and notarized. That should apply the same to a marriage contract of which the state should have no business getting involved.
Only when there are children involved should the state impose certain regulations that are binding on both parents, making them responsible for the safety and care of their offspring.