Tag Archives: law marriages

Common Law Divorce

Today TaxMama® hears from Susan in the TaxQuips Forum, with an unusual question.  “PA recognizes common law marriages if they started before ’05.  So, if they are now separated, are they doomed to the MFS status until a judge signs a divorce decree? Or, since nothing was filed with the state to begin with can […]

Common Law Marriage in South Carolina

Today we hear from TR in South Carolina who’s apprehensive, “I just found out that the Common Law Marriage Law has changed in South Carolina as of January 1, 2006. We have been filing “Married” for the 2005/2006 tax seasons. Since the law has changed and requires a marriage license… should I file “Single” and […]