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What are the requirements for a common law marriage in

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What are the requirements for a common law marriage in Illinois?

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I have been cohabitating with thixs women for 3 years. In tha time I have invested over $63,000.00 remodeling the house. Additionally I paid rent of $950.00 per month, later raised to $1,000.00 per month Three weeks ago she tell me the relationship is over and I need to move out.

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Common law marriages cannot be formed in Illinois, they are against IL law and IL will only recognize a common law marriage that was validly formed under some other state's law that does allow for formation of a common law marriage. Illinois outlawed common law marriages in 1905.

If you have invested your money into improving her separate property without any agreements and if you have also paid rent, you would need to demand reimbursement from her for the money you invested in her house and if she refuses, you would need to file a civil suit against her for reimbursement to seek return of the money you spent improving her separate property.

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