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In 2013 does South Carolina recognize common law marriages

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. 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.

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