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What is the criteria for common law marriage in Georgia?

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what would happen if to people checked into a motel for a few nights--both registering in their true names--and were not married? Would they be considered common law married?

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No. Common law marriage has been eliminated in Georgia. No common law marrage may be entered into after January 1, 1997, but common law marriages existing before then are still valid. OCGA 19-3-1.1

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