Contact family Law counsel regarding filing a divorce. Being on the visiting list appears to have been costly in requiring you to file a divorce. The person whom you engaged to marry should help you get divorced.
You need a divorce. There is no such thing as a common law divorce. A regular divorce is required. It may be an easy divorce though if your husband wants to be divorced too. The sooner you file your divorce, the sooner you can move on with your life.
I agree with my colleagues. You will need to consult with a divorce attorney to discuss how to proceed to end your marriage.
An “informal or common law marriage” is treated the same as ceremonial marriage.
One difference is that if one of the spouses contest its existence than an additional step will need to be taken during a divorce to prove the existence of the common law marriage. You can read more in a blog I wrote http://www.bryanfagan.com/Family-Law-Blog/2018/January/Frequently-Asked-Questions-Regarding-Common-Law-.aspx
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