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Hi and welcome to JA. I am Ray and will be the expert helping you today.You have rights here if you are common law married.You would be entitled to property division and spousal support as a common law spouse for 13 years.
In general, a common law marriage is created when a couple are at least 18 years old, the marriage is not legally prohibited, the couple mutually agree they are married, and they present themselves socially and legally as married.
The Lucero case outlines the basic criteria for a common law marriage in Colorado. The couple must:
You really need to consider a local divorce lawyer to assert a common law marriage claim and file for divorce.You can seek a fair division of everything acquired in the marriage here.
I appreciate the chance to help you today.I wish you good luck here with the divorce and settlement and moving on here.You have great facts to support such a claim.
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