Joint ownership of real estate or other property is excellent evidence of a bona fide marriage. If you have owned property together (past or present), gather evidence such as...
- a deed showing both spouses' names. Other relevant evidence includes
- the purchase contract,
- closing papers,
- mortgage agreement and statements,
- property tax bills,
- utility bills.
If you have never owned property together but have leased property together, gather evidence such as...
- the lease agreement,
- rent receipts,
- utility bills,
- any correspondence between you and the landlord.