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Common Law Marriage
September 01, 2007Atlanta divorce attorneys are often asked about common law marriage. According to Georgia law, "no common-law marriage shall be entered into in this state on or after January 1, 1997." OCGA§19-3-1.1. If a valid common-law marriage was entered... Read More
December 01, 2007Common law marriage is a marriage recognized in some states even when there has been no official ceremony performed or civil contract entered into. Common law marriage was abolished in Georgiabeginning on January 1, 1997 and any common law... Read More
November 12, 2012Although Georgia stopped recognizing common law marriages entered into within the state as of January 1, 1997, there is still some question as to whether Georgia Courts will recognize common lawmarriages legally entered into outside the State... Read More
September 06, 2015WHAT IS A COMMON LAW MARRIAGE? Generally speaking, a common law marriage is a marriage that was established without the benefit of a marriage license and ceremony. HOW ARE COMMON LAW MARRIAGES ESTABLISHED? How common law marriages are... Read More