common-law marriage

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a marriage relationship created by agreement and cohabitation rather than by ceremony

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In a 2010 interview with French counterterrorism police, a summary of which was obtained by the AP, Boumeddiene characterized herself as an observant Muslim, and her late common law husband Amedy Coulibaly, 32, who worked at the time for Coca-Cola, as somewhat of a party animal.
Statement of Anna Bates relative to one Bessie Walker cutting which resulted in the death of her Common Law Husband, Rogers Matthews," January 14, 1938, Transcripts of Statements.
When her common law husband started beating up both her and the kids, she threw him out.
A common law husband and wife, both aged 44, were taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation.
6 million civil suit against Joel Steinberg, her common law husband who remains in prison for the highly publicized beating death of their young daughter nearly a decade ago.
The gran, who has three kids, left her common law husband after 16 years to live with her lover in East Lothian.
The police told the man that if the couple had lived together at least six months, making them common law husband and wife, they couldn't do anything.
Handcuffed to a police officer Shivaun Orton, 41, from Harlech was led into magistrates court in Chukai, with her foster daughter Ram Nazarul Shima and her common law husband Abdul Harris Fadilah.
Everyone goes round with this popular assumption that there's this thing called a common law husband or wife and I have rights, but there's no such thing," she said.
Charlotte Dipple, solicitor in the family matrimonial department at Blythe Liggins, in Rugby Road, said even if a couple have lived together for several years, and have children, they are not regarded in law as common law husband and wife.
An Alberta woman went to court when her deceased common law husband of 18 years left her $15,000 and the balance of his $100,000 estate to his three children from his first marriage.
Evidence presented during the four-day trial proved that in July of 1999, DIAZ and her common law husband, Santiago Pache, were operating a cocaine distribution business from a residence that they shared at 285 Essex Street in Lawrence, Massachusetts.