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What is a common-law marriage?

June 2, 2017 | Author: | Posted in Legal

A common-law marriage is a marriage by mutual consent alone, without license or ceremony of any kind, either ecclesiastical or civil. Unions of this kind are said to be consensual, that is, existing merely by virtue of consent or acquiescence. Common-law marriages, without either license or ceremony, are validated by the courts in most jurisdictions if proper proof is …

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