Q: Hi Do you have any court cases that went through for a common-law wife that claimed maintenance?
A: New York does not recognize common law marriage. Spousalsupport can not be granted if the couple is not legally married.
A: New York does not recognize common law marriage therefore no spousal support would be ordered. However, if you own property together you may want to contact an attorney to determine if you have a case for small claim, Constructive trust or partition.
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