What is the name of your state? North Carolina
First of all, I don't even know if there is such a thing as "common law" in this state. However, I am 52 and my significant other is 62. We have been together since 1996. Do I have any rights without it being put on paper? At present he doesn't have a NC will. He had a NY will in 1996 prior to us moving here but hasn't done anything about it. In that will he states " my home and all its contents go to the person I am living with at the time of my death." Is that good enough? Also, if he does pass away prior to making a NC will, will I be entitled to his estate? He has a younger sister and a step son that he sees and keeps in contact with. Any thoughts?