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Cohabitant Cannot Prove Common Law Marriage after Denial of Spousal Support

February 25, 2012 | Court Decisions, Legal Perspective

Icon for author Brian Vertz Brian Vertz

A parent who cohabited with her children’s father sued for child support and spousal support in 2007. The parents lived together but never got a marriage license or held a formal marriage ceremony. Nevertheless, the children’s mother considered herself to have a common law marriage to the father. Her request for child support was granted in 2007, but the hearing officer denied her request for spousal support, finding that she […]

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