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Matrimonial Matters: Common-law marriage and wrongful death claims

New York has not permitted common-law marriages for almost 100 years. Only eight states currently provide for some form of common-law marriage, and some of these states only under certain conditions. Texas is one of the states which currently permits common-law marriage. Recently a decision was handed down in an interesting case which came before ...