Q: moms estate and common law marriage
in the state of Pennsylvania my step dad should be intitled to her estate they have been together for 25 years
state law common law before'05
state law states section code 1103
were just trying to see how to go about it without going to court . and the children giving the okay is not what it states
it states common law is the same as being married on paper
... Hello ...
... You are correct in all of your statements ... However, I would consult an experience Probate and Estates attorney to review your options ...
... proving Common Law Marriage is very fact specific and establishing it is difficult - especially without going to court ...
... Good luck ...
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