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What does CLM stand for?

CLM stands for Common Law Marriage

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They discuss the importance of a will, especially for those with children and businesses; types; the estate planning team; marriage issues; life insurance; pensions and retirement accounts; beneficiaries and gifts; executors; providing for children; will challenges; special considerations like dependents with special needs, same-sex unions, common law marriages, sudden riches or debt, and taxes; using trusts; medical decisions and incapacity; and final life decisions.
It also examines the conflict between laws when one state attempts to determine or recognize a common law marriage from another state, cultural and moral issues, the lack of protection against personal integrity, and legal requirements of common law marriage.
In fact the concept of a common law marriage is often misunderstood - it has only been found to exist on a couple of occasions since 1945, where the exceptional circumstances have been met to justify a couple not having followed the usual formalities for getting married.
Many cohabiting couples wrongly believe that a common law marriage and joint mortgage payment entitle them to the same legal inheritance rights as married couples.