Should I apply as married or single if I’m not legally married but have been living with my partner for 10 years and have 2 kids? 2 Answers as of September 15, 2014

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Universal Law Group, Inc. | Francis John Cowhig
What are you applying for? If you are not legally married, then you are single. Even though you have been together for 10 years and have 2 kids, California does not recognize what is known as a common law marriages and you are still considered single.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 9/15/2014
Law Offices of Grinberg and Segal
Law Offices of Grinberg and Segal | Alexander Segal
You are considered single unless you are legally married. You may want to marry prior to filing depending exactly what you are filing.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 9/15/2014
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