Are the laws in Kansas concerning “common law marriage” that much different from the rest of the country?
Short Answer: yes.
“Commonlaw Marriage” is unrecognized in many states. In earlier times, when sparse poulations and infrequent visits from itinerent clergy made observing the formalities far more difficlut than it is now, it was far more common to recognize commonlaw marriage as a legitimate state of affairs. If you lived together as husband and wife for a certain period of time, then it was simply accepted as such. I’m sorry, I don’t know the approximate time when the trend started to reverse, but the underlying philosophy was very simple: If you wanted to be Mr. and Mrs. Guido, then you got married. Civil ceremonies were sufficient to make that happen if you weren’t religious, but the state was going to require you to take some steps to achieve the status.
consulted my attorney and with a few properly completed Powers of Attorney documents (nope he didn’t charge me a dime) I had every conceivable situation covered with Red having all the legal rights, she would enjoy if we were legally married.
Thus demonstrating exactly how easy it is to obtain the rights that the gay lobby keeps squealing it is denied. BTW, I usually recommend these documents for my married clients anyway, in the horrible eventuality that something might happen to their spouses as well.
The point is that it is about fweewings, not rights. If they can achieve marriage status or something equivalent, then they can fweeel better about themselves and their choices. Centuries of legal precedent should not be overturned at stomping feet of a vocal minority that wouldn’t have dared try it before the media and the perverse colluded to commence an abolition of shame from our collective society.]]>