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legal cohab

how long do I have to live with BF before we are considered legally cohabitating in the state of VA?

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:08 AM on May. 22, 2009 in Relationships

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  • not sure about respective states. i thought the general rule was 6 years for it to be considered a common-law marriage

    Answer by truthteller0722 at 9:14 AM on May. 22, 2009

  • Here you can apply for common law status after 6 months, you get it automatically after 5 years I think.

    Answer by TabathaM at 9:17 AM on May. 22, 2009


    No common law marriages in virginia, unless you met the qualifications in another state and moved to virginia according to the above link.

    Answer by CinderAmethyst at 9:26 AM on May. 22, 2009

  • Common law marriages are recognized only if they were entered into in a jurisdiction other than Virginia that recognizes them as valid.
    Source is under the question listed at the bottom: What are the basics of marriage and divorce in Virginia?

    Answer by copgam at 9:30 AM on Mar. 29, 2014

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