Re: Friends with Benefits
first, common law marriage does not happen by accident, generally. In Texas, there are 3 rules; you both agree to be married, you hold yourselves out as married, and you had to have lived together in Texas as husband and wife. If any of the 3 are not true, you are not married via common law.
So, yes, you are pretty much correct on the police not helping you thing. How are they supposed to determine who owned what? They can't and they won't. Sue the guy in civil court if you want the stuff back.
I am not an attorney and any advice is not to be construed as legal advice. You might even want to ignore my advice. Actually, there are plenty of real attorneys that you might want to ignore as well.