My husband and I considered that we entered a common law marriage in Ohio as we had lived together for three years, given out that we were married (filed married taxes in 1986, got health insurance as married), consummated the marriage, were of the correct age/mental capacity to be married. We had no paperwork. In late 1986 we moved to Arizona, then in 2000 to Oregon. We have been living together as husband and wife ever since. Now all of a sudden the health insurance company requires either a marriage certificate or 'domestic partners" certificate and staff at the company says no other paperwork is acceptable. I am concerned if we "get married" now in Oregon that that opens us up to claims that we fraudulently gave out that we were married before ("So pay back all that money the insurance company paid for medical bills, suckers!") with insurance companies and the IRS. The IRS has always been happy that we are married. So how do I establish paperwork that satisfies MODA health insurance in Oregon without causing ourselves any problems/potential problems arising from the past? Yikes.Ohio abolished common law marriage in 1991 but still recognizes CLM entered into before the date in 10/1991 it was abolished.
My email is: dancing *****@******.*** Jennifer S.
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