We are common law living in Texas ..we have the official court documents..if one of us was to die could we draw Gov/state benefits on each other...thank u
I moved you to Estate Planning.
Common-law spouses, or parties to an informal marriage as that is more usually called nowadays, have the same rights as couples who are formally married. With that said, the survivor will have rights and that will depend on your assets, your finances, the property you own, and so on.
To find out what that may be, you need to make a list of all your assets and see an attorney who does estate planning.
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