Florida is not a “common law” marriage state. It does not matter how long you live with your partner in Florida–in the same home and share all the same things a married couple share–and you will still not be considered to be “married” under the Law. Couples must get legally married in Florida to be considered “married.” Living together does not grant any rights either at separation or through inheritance. A person who is not married cannot inherit any property from the partner in the absence of a Will! There comes the importance of having a Will!
Yahima Suarez, A Law Firm, PL