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Subject:  Re: Update on Sister Date:  2/7/2002  8:33 AM
Author:  beckyz51 Number:  73182 of 199430

In a common-law state (such as Texas) all you have to do to be married is to tell someone that you are ... and poof! Common law marriage. Federally, legally recognized.

Looks like I'd better call the clerk back!!

I thought you had to live together for 7 years to get a common-law.
My ex and his "wife" never got married but after 7 years they said they were anyhow. But, no records unless someone goes down and gets them. Hmmmm. Who to call---not the clerk!!!

I'm very confused.


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