Kansas Department of Health & Environment

Kansas Family Medical Assistance

Manual (KFMAM)

Eligibility Policy - 5/30/2023

03000 >>> 03200 >>> 3200 >>> 3200.03

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3200.03 - A common-law marriage establishes legal responsibility between the couple. To be considered common-law married, the couple must meet all of the following conditions:
a. have the legal capacity to marry, meaning they are at least 18 years old, legally competent, and not already married to someone else
b. consider themselves to be presently married
c. hold themselves out to the public as married

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