I have been in a common law marriage since 1981. I have my social security card in my husband's last name, pay taxes with this name, have bills in this last name. our daughter has his last name. if I wanted to get a fl state id card for identification proof, what could I use as legal proof on the change of my last name from my birth certificate to present name?
3 Answers from Attorneys
Florida does not recognize common law marriage.
You got a BIG problem, Florida stopped recognizing common law marriages in the 1970's. I don't know how you got DMV or Social Security to recognize the name change but since the Federal Patriot Act was passed your actions might be viewed as criminal
You cannot do what you are asking, FL will not recognize your common law marriage.