Category: Common Law Marriage

In a state that recognizes common-law marriages if one common-law spouse is already legally married to someone else would the common-law marriage constitute bigamy

No. There would be no common law marriage even if allowed by state law. Generally, in all states of the US and most provinces of Canada, if one party is legally married they cannot establish a common law marriage with another spouse even if common law marriage is recognized by

Are you supposed to file your taxes as married if you are in a common law marriage or can you file single if you are not legally married but use his last name

According to the Government, you are either Married, commonlaw, single or widowed. When filing, there will be a box to tick off. Tick off commonlaw. You do not have a legal binding contract to each other. In the event you both split up (I hope you don”t), you would NOT