Are you common-law married?

puppylove puppylove
How many of you out there live with your partner as if you are married, partaking in benefits of a married couple such as tax breaks or claiming your partner as your spouse on insurance without having the actual wedding ceremony/wedding certificate?

My partner and I are "common law" married, no real wedding ceremony yet in our state we would have to go through divorce court to break up. We own property together, claim each other as spouse for insurance purposes, etc. I am not pleased with this arrangement, I want the wedding, the white dress, the flowers, etc, but the cost of all that hoopla is a limiting factor. Any one else out there like us?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
We are common law married
puppylove , gypsymama
2
We have a traditional legal marriage
brevado , Beck , HB042 , booboo111926 , Bullfroggy and Rose , SavingMyself
6
We are engaged, waiting for the real deal
We live in a domestic partnership
Single and loving it
Gina RPG Geek
1
Other
kawigrl , LAndJ , nova2014
3
Total votes: 12 (12 voters)
Poll is closed
07/24/2012
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Beck Beck
There is no common law marriage in our state. But we are legally married.
07/24/2012
Ansley Ansley
Common law hasn't been on the books since 1990 in my state.
07/24/2012
kawigrl kawigrl
nope
07/24/2012
HB042 HB042
Wow, Florida abolished common law marriage in 1968. I thought it was way later than that.
07/24/2012
gypsymama gypsymama
We are.... been together 16 years with 3 kids together. No plans on ever going official for us. We tend to travel and move a lot, so our "legal" status changes depending on where we live.
07/24/2012
LAndJ LAndJ
We'll get married someday, but we're not engaged as of now. We've been together 3 years and do talk about it.
07/24/2012
booboo111926 booboo111926
legally married
07/24/2012
puppylove puppylove
Quote:
Originally posted by gypsymama
We are.... been together 16 years with 3 kids together. No plans on ever going official for us. We tend to travel and move a lot, so our "legal" status changes depending on where we live.
I live in Colorado, one of the easiest states to be 'common law' married in, I have done a bit of research when contemplating a move to FL, there are some states that will recognize a common law marriage that was established in a state that allows it before the move to a state where it is not allowed (like Florida) if that makes sense.
07/24/2012
gypsymama gypsymama
Quote:
Originally posted by puppylove
I live in Colorado, one of the easiest states to be 'common law' married in, I have done a bit of research when contemplating a move to FL, there are some states that will recognize a common law marriage that was established in a state that ... More
Thanks for the info puppylove!!! It sure does get complicated sometimes.
07/24/2012
SavingMyself SavingMyself
We are legally married.
09/25/2012
Total posts: 11
Unique posters: 9