Common Law Marriage

By Schonauer Law on Mar 28, 2018 at 06:42 PM in What Does it Mean

Common Law Marriage

In most states, to include California, marriage is defined by statute.  However, ten states, and the District of Columbia, recognize common law marriages.  What comprises a common law marriage differs from state to state.  Generally, such marriage arises by cohabitation by persons who have the capacity to marry, who agree to be married, and who openly holding out to the world as a married couple.  An agreement need not be expressed but can be implied by the conduct alone.

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Dawnelle Steinfurth

I want to know if my current husband can be responsible for alimony for the yrs we were common law married in Colorado. We got an official document that was signed by a bank's notary in 2012. We needed this document for insurance purposes for PepsiCo.