Our friend Robin Epstein and her sister Amy Epstein Feldman just wrote a hilarious (not to mention helpful) book called So Sue Me, Jackass! Avoiding Legal Pitfalls That Can Come Back to Bite You at Work, at Home, and at Play. Over the past three weeks, we've published excerpts answering questions like "Can you get sued if you break someone's penis during sex?" and"If you get married while drunk, does it count?" This week we'll learn about common law marriage - is it real or just an urban myth? Stay tuned for one final excerpt next week.
Q: My best friend and her boyfriend, let's call him "Peter Pan," have been living together for ten years but he won't propose because (1) commitment scares him and (2) he's a yutz who won't grow up. But my friend says she doesn't mind because they've lived together for seven years so now they're "common law married" anyway. Is that right?
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