Re: 3 kids, a mortgage, 8 years later and Happily Un-Married!!!
We have been living together for 11 1/2 years and have 7 children together. We never got married, but live in a state that recognizes common law. When we were chatting with a lawyer, he mentioned that if we ever decided to separate, we'd have to get legally divorced. We have talked about getting married, but mostly so I'd have the same last name as the children.
homeschooling mom to 7 kids: