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Category Archives: Common Law Marriage

Why Does New York Recognize Out-of-state Common Law Marriages?

Contrary to what many people believe about getting married, you do not need an extravagant ceremony or even a trip to the courthouse to tie the knot in some states. In fact, there are still a handful of states in the U.S. that recognize the idea of “common law marriage,” which can mean that you…
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Can I Dispute A Common Law Marriage?

In many states, a couple who have not gone through a marriage ceremony can receive the same legal status as a couple who have been formally married. This status is called a “common law marriage.” In a ceremonial marriage, the couple will have filed for a marriage certificate, often planned a wedding or another ceremony…
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