Common Law Marriage

Common law marriage couples are considered as legally married even though they do not have a marriage license, a certificate and there was no marriage ceremony. Not all states recognize common law marriages. Even in the few states that do recognize common law marriages, the marriage must meet certain minimum requirements to be recognized. Click on the following links to know more.

Common Law Marriages

Documents that prove a common law marriage

Common Law Marriage

States that recognize common law marriages

FAQs on common law marriage

State and local provisions on cohabitation

State laws

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