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how long does it take?

me and my bf been living together for 8 months but with my mom how long does it take to be commen-law married and do we have to live in our place?

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miss3nmybabyz

Asked by miss3nmybabyz at 4:58 PM on Nov. 11, 2009 in Relationships

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  • It depends, what state do you live in? Some states don't even have common law marriages.
    Kersten

    Answer by Kersten at 5:03 PM on Nov. 11, 2009

  • It depends on where you live. There are a lot of rules you must follow. I think in some places it is 7 years. I would think you would have to live on your own. You have to represent yourself as husband and wife.
    Gailll

    Answer by Gailll at 5:06 PM on Nov. 11, 2009

  • you can read up on it here:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common-law_marriage_in_the_United_States
    Kersten

    Answer by Kersten at 5:11 PM on Nov. 11, 2009

  • check state statutes. Many states do not recognize Common Law marriage anymore but the ones that do usually don't recognize it for years.
    admckenzie

    Answer by admckenzie at 5:19 PM on Nov. 11, 2009

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