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Is there any Common Law Marriage in New York?

New York, NY |

I lived together with my boyfriend for 22 years in New York City, he got injured at received 1.3 million dollars, he left me after he received his reward. Do I have any rights ?

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  1. Unfortunately,New York State does not recognize common law marriage, therefore, you won't be entitled to any support. Sorry


  2. No.

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  3. New York will recognize a common law marriage but only if the couple held themselves out as married in a state that does recognize common law marriage.

    Daniel Clement

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