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DOES THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT RECOGNIZE A COMMON LAW MARRIAGE…

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DOES THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT RECOGNIZE A COMMON LAW MARRIAGE CONTRACT FOR SURVIVOR BENEFIT PLAN PURPOSES?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

FLORIDA.

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?

NO.

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When was the common law marriage established? In which state?

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