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IF U FILE YOUR TAXES WITH UR SPOUSE, ARE U CONSIDERED MARRIED?

WOULD U NEED TO FILE FOR DIVORCE?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 9:13 AM on Jun. 28, 2011 in Relationships

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Answers (13)
  • IF YOU LIVE IN A STATE THAT DOES RECOGNIZE COMMON LAW MARRIAGE: If you live in one of the above states and you "hold yourself out to be married" (by telling the community you are married, calling each other husband and wife, using the same last name, filing joint income tax returns, etc.), you can have a common law marriage (for more information on the specific requirements of each state, see next page). Common law marriage makes you a legally married couple in every way, even though you never obtained a marriage license. If you choose to end your relationship, you must get a divorce, even though you never had a wedding. Legally, common law married couples must play by all the same rules as "regular" married couples. If you live in one of the common law states and don't want your relationship to become a common law marriage, you must be clear that it is your intention not to marry.
    treynlisa

    Answer by treynlisa at 9:32 AM on Jun. 28, 2011

  • If you have a spouse you are married and yes, if you are married and you no longer want to be, you need to get a divorce.
    scout_mom

    Answer by scout_mom at 9:15 AM on Jun. 28, 2011

  • if its your spouse.. your considered marrieD??
    MommaB30

    Answer by MommaB30 at 9:14 AM on Jun. 28, 2011

  • Depends on the state. But if you have a marriage certificate and were repeated vows in front of a JP or Minister - you are married.
    You can't file joint on taxes if you aren't legally married.
    twinsplus2more

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 9:16 AM on Jun. 28, 2011

  • ummm If he is your spouse you are married.
    pookiekins34

    Answer by pookiekins34 at 9:18 AM on Jun. 28, 2011

  • Then I restate common law married, never went in front of JP or Minister.
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 9:19 AM on Jun. 28, 2011

  • Only a few states have common law marriages. But if you qualify under those laws, which you must if you were filing together as married, then yes, you need a divorce to end it.
    Candi1024

    Answer by Candi1024 at 9:22 AM on Jun. 28, 2011

  • If you live in a state where common law is recognized or have lived in a common law state there is a good chance you will need a divorce.
    treynlisa

    Answer by treynlisa at 9:25 AM on Jun. 28, 2011

  • It depends on whether or not your state allows common law marriages.
    UpSheRises

    Answer by UpSheRises at 9:25 AM on Jun. 28, 2011

  • If you filed jointly as married - you are considered legally married even if it is common law and you need to have a formal divorce decree.

    twinsplus2more

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 9:27 AM on Jun. 28, 2011