Is this state a common law state that if you live with someone more than 7 years you are considered married? 22 Answers as of January 31, 2013

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Reza Athari & Associates, PLLC | Seth L. Reszko
Nevada does not recognize common law marriage.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Replied: 1/31/2013
DO IT YOURSELF DIVORCE, pllc | Robert L. Willis, Jr
No, not since about 1956.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 1/30/2013
Marion E. Ellington, Jr. Attorney at Law, PC
Marion E. Ellington, Jr. Attorney at Law, PC | Marion E. Ellington, Jr.
Georgia law states that: 19-3-1.1. Common-law marriage; effectiveness. No common-law marriage shall be entered into in this state on or after January 1, 1997. Otherwise valid common-law marriages entered into prior to January 1, 1997, shall not be affected by this Code section and shall continue to be recognized in this state.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 1/30/2013
Cantin Lawyers PC | John Morris
Connecticut is not a common law state.
Answer Applies to: Connecticut
Replied: 1/30/2013
Fran Brochstein
Fran Brochstein | Fran Brochstein
In the State of Texas, it is irrelevant how long you live together. I've known people that have lived together over 20 years that are not married. Texas is specific on what you have to do to be common law married. You must do many things to be common law married including ? not be married to anyone else, tell people that you are married, agree to be married, and be able to prove to a court of law that you are married and put it in writing somewhere that you are married. For example, if you claim to be married but you file tax returns as "single" then you have a serious problem because YOU told the federal government you were single.
Answer Applies to: Texas
Replied: 1/30/2013
    Mari Morrison Attorney at Law | Mari Morrison
    Alabama recognizes common law marriage if, and only when, the parties hold themselves out to the public as husband and wife. It does not matter how long they are together. Only that they have held themselves out to be married.
    Answer Applies to: Alabama
    Replied: 1/30/2013
    Law Office of Annette M. Cox, PLLC
    Law Office of Annette M. Cox, PLLC | Annette M. Cox
    Arizona is not a common law state.
    Answer Applies to: Arizona
    Replied: 1/30/2013
    John Russo | John Russo
    What state? If your in R.I. this state does recognize common law marriage, but I don't know who you have been talking to there is no such thing as a 7 year rule, and that would be for any other state that also has common law case law. So we are clear the standard is; By Clear and Convincing Evidence standard, there are 3 Evidence Standards; !. Beyond a Reasonable Doubt 2. Clear and Convincing, and lastly 3. Preponderance of the Evidence You are #2 or in layman's terms the 2nd hardest to prove.
    Answer Applies to: Rhode Island
    Replied: 1/30/2013
    Law Offices of Frances Headley | Frances Headley
    No, common law marriage is not recognized in California.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 1/29/2013
    Kalil & Eisenhut, LLC | Michael N. Kalil
    New York is not a common law state. Whether you have been together as boyfriend/girlfriend for a day or 30 years is not relevant. Your either married or your not.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 1/30/2013
    Gregory T. Buckley, Attorney at Law
    Gregory T. Buckley, Attorney at Law | Gregory T. Buckley
    Florida does not have common law marriage, but will recognize common law marriages from other states.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 1/30/2013
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC | John F Brennan
    Michigan is NOT a common law state, that status was abolished by a state law.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 1/30/2013
    Henry Lebensbaum | Henry Lebensbaum
    Not in Massachusetts.
    Answer Applies to: Massachusetts
    Replied: 1/30/2013
    Joanna Mitchell & Associates, P.A.
    Joanna Mitchell & Associates, P.A. | Joanna Mitchell
    No. Florida is not a common law state.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 1/30/2013
    Donaldson Stewart, PC
    Donaldson Stewart, PC | Monica H. Donaldson Stewart
    Arizona does not recognize common law marriage regardless of how long the parties reside together.
    Answer Applies to: Arizona
    Replied: 1/30/2013
    Paul Waldron, P.C.
    Paul Waldron, P.C. | Paul Waldron
    Thank you for sharing your question. I can only comment on your case as far as the information you have provided and according to Utah law; as such, what I share here is cannot be used as legal advice for your particular situation but only legal information strictly limited to the facts you have shared. Utah does have a provision for a common-law marriage. It does not require living with the person for seven years, but there are very specific elements that must be proven in order to obtain a court judgment/finding of a common-law marriage. You should consult with a qualified Utah family law attorney regarding the specific facts of your case.
    Answer Applies to: Utah
    Replied: 1/30/2013
    Diefer Law Group, P.C.
    Diefer Law Group, P.C. | Abel Fernandez
    No, California is not a common state law.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 1/29/2013
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