Would that marriage laws, which vary greatly from one state to the next, were as simple as a yes or no. As a general rule, the law that governs the validity of a marriage is determined at the time and place of the claimed marriage. Illinois, according to Wikipedia, does not recognize "common-law," meaning non-ceremonial, marriage. However, a couple now living in Illinois who previously lived in a state that does, and their relationship at that time met the requirements for marriage at common law, would be married. That marriage, commenced under the different law of another state, would be recognized in Illinoise. Typically, the proof of the marriage is compicated when one party denies the marriage.
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No, Illinois does not recognize common law marriage. Only a small minority of states recognize common law marriages.
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You have very few rights aside from child support, and there has to be an establishgment of paternity before you can even get that. If I recall correctly, Illinois has not recognized common law marriage since 1903. Get a lawyer.Ask a similar question