Question by  mike84 (27)

In the the state of New York, how long do you have to be together for it to be considered a common law marriage?


Answer by  Darrell (316)

The state of New York have any laws creating common law marriage laws. You do not acquire any of the marital rights and responsibilities by living together for a certain period of time. It does however recognize common law marriages that were created in other states as valid and legal.


Answer by  mammakat (11147)

While the State of New York will recognize common law marriages accepted in law by other states, New York does not legally accept or recognize common law marriage. If you wish to make provisions for property, children, medical rights etc, you need to consult a lawyer- no matter how long you have cohabited, you are not legally married in NY.

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