Can I remarry in one stateif I am still common law married in another state?

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Can I remarry in one stateif I am still common law married in another state?

Is re-marriage legal without divorce?

Asked on August 12, 2011 Georgia

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Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

A "common law" marriage is a term under the eyes of the law employed in some but not all sattes of this country where a man and a woman have lived together as though they were married for usually five plus years but have never been married in a civil or religious ceremony where marriage licenses and certificates have been issued.

If you have never been married in a civil or religious ceremony where a marriage license and marriage certficate have been issued, but had lived with another person at some time as though he or she were you spouse for five plus years in a state in this country that recognizes "common law marriages", you can legally get married to another person in a religious or civil ceremony where a marriage license and certificate are issued.

If one has been legally married in a civil or religious ceremony where a marriage license and cerificate have been issued, a divorce decree from a judge in the superior court of a state court in this country is required before that previously married person can re-marry.


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