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



cant she file for palimony?

Yefim Rubinov

Yefim Rubinov




NYS does not recognize common law marriage.



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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.

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