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Unfortunately, FL does not allow for the creation of common law marriage within FL (although it does recognize the common law marriages that orginated in other states). Therefore, you would not have the rights of married people upon separation or divorce (i.e. distribution of assets, etc.). You and your partner would more or less have the rights of any two people/roommates - i.e. taking yoru own property, if you had an agreements that were enforceable, seeking to enforce them, etc. Of course, your rights as parents would not be damaged, i.e. you have the right to seek custody, child support, visitation, etc.
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