Common Law Marriage in Utah

Many people in the state of Utah are in long-term, committed relationships that are not officially married. These relationships are known as common-law marriages. While these couples are not legally married, they still face many of the same challenges and obstacles as married couples when their relationship ends — including the division of assets and […]

The Basics Of Common Law Marriage

If you have been in a formal relationship for quite some time, you are probably wondering if you have any legal rights just like married couples. Unmarried couples sometimes can gain rights through a common law marriage. However, this is not exactly the case in Utah since there is no common-law marriage, yet there is […]

Common law marriage in Utah

Common law marriages were not recognized in Utah prior to 1987 when a common law statute was passed allowing couples living together to establish their marriage. Many couples living together have questions regarding their legal rights when dividing property and other families law issues such as child custody, parenting time, alimony and child support. Salt […]

My common law spouse owes me money

Things happen and relationships end, but what happens when there is a lot of money and assets to be divided. We tend to believe in our common law spouses and invest time and money in helping them accomplish their goals or to get through a hard time. You agree on having the debt paid back […]

I Don’t Want to be Married. Is a Common Law Marriage an Option?

Relationships are complicated, to begin with, and then you add moving in and combining assets to the mix, things are about to get even more complicated. For couples who make it through the first couple years of cohabitation but do not wish to get married may seek to petition the court for a common law […]

Why Common Law Marriage is Complicated in Utah

We have all heard of common law marriages. Countless couples throughout Utah live together for years in long-term relationships without exchanging wedding vows. In addition to living at the same property, many couples in common law marriages also have children together or from previous relationships. But what happens when a common law marriage comes to […]