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1 Common Law Marriage on Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:51 pm

Cooper Law


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Is a "Common Law Marriage" valid in the Philippines? That is, is there any way a man and woman living together as man and wife can become considered married by the State without an official ceremony (assuming normal Christian/Western traditions, so no special regional customs to consider)?

E.g., In some states in the US, if a man and woman live together as man and wife and hold themselves out to be married, then in the eyes of the law, they are married despite never having a wedding.

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2 Re: Common Law Marriage on Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:56 pm

attyLLL


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no, that is not recognized a valid marriage here. however, if they are both capacitated to marry and then all income acquired during the time they live together is considered co-owned n equal shares.


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3 Re: Common Law Marriage on Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:59 am

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That is interesting. What does it mean to be "capacitated" to marry? I mean, what are the elements of capacity to marry?

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4 Re: Common Law Marriage on Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:35 am

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basically, at least 18 years old and single


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5 Re: Common Law Marriage on Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:43 pm

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Thanks po :-)

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