In 2013 does South Carolina recognize common law marriages

Asked over 1 year ago - Summerville, SC

Does the state of south carolina recognize common law marriage as a legal and binding marriage. If so, or even if not, where can i find up to date documents supporting your answer. Thank you

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  1. Paula Brown Sinclair

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . According to the firm of Google, Bing and Yahoo, South Carolina still continues to recognize marriage by common law. Legislation intending to impose December 31, 2011, as the final date for so commencing such a marriage failed. Common law marriage is a complex legal relationship, and proving it usually involves the assistance of experienced legal counsel.

    Best wishes for an outcome you can accept, and please remember to designate a best answer.

    This answer is offered as a public service for general information only and may not be relied upon as legal advice.

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