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Does common law marriage still exist?

Gainesville, FL |

I have lived in my sig other's house for 12 years with him and the utilities bill is in my name. The house is only in his name. Is the house half mine because we have felt that we have a common law marriage? Does Florida still recognize common law in marriage?

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Attorney answers 2

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The house is his, unless you have a contract that states otherwise. FL does not recognize common law marriage.

Mary Katherine Brown

Mary Katherine Brown

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Again, your state's attorneys are the best source of guidance and up-to-date information. Good luck!

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We do not recognize common law marriage but there are complicated rule
governing equities in cases such as yours. You need to seek an experienced
attorney to see if you qualify for any of the exceptions to the general
rule that his house is his.

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Mary Katherine Brown

Mary Katherine Brown

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As always, your state's attorneys are the best source of guidance and up-to-date information. Good luck!