Tennessee doesn't recognize what other states consider to be "common law marriages." Some states allow common law marriages to be formed when two individuals in a relationship cohabitate for a set period of time. This would then create a marital union to allow for support, alimony, and surviving spouse benefits upon death. A recent case has highlighted the issues that arise when individuals who were in such a recognized relationship in another state move to Tennessee.
Transferring property rights can be a complicated affair, especially when the property is owned by more than one person. Always consult with an attorney before transferring property to someone else. Otherwise, you may find out you've given up a key aspect of ownership. Read more to find out.