Marriage is a dream for many people, but for others, it is something that is not necessary. While some people need a ceremony to show their love in front of friends and relatives, others prefer to simply live together and act as a married couple without undergoing the legal process. When a couple wishes to live together but not get married, it is sometimes known as a common-law marriage. While it does work for many couples, any couple that enters into this type of relationship must understand what their rights are, and how to protect them.
What is a Common Law Marriage?
Not every couple that lives together is considered to be in a common-law marriage. In most cases, people that want to be considered common law must:
Cohabitate for a certain period of time...