Does Florida recognize common law marriage ?

Asked about 1 year ago - Charlotte, NC

My boyfriend and I lived together at the same residence in Florida for 7 years ( 1997 - 2004 ) . We then moved to North Carolina where we are now . I recently found that NC does not recognize common law . Thank you for your assistance !

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  1. Adam W. Bull


    Contributor Level 11

    Answered . You cannot create a common law marriage in Florida but they like BC will recognize a common law marriage if it has been validly entered in a state that provides for the creation of common law marriage.

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