Common law marriage in TX is known as an "informal marriage," and to have one requires 3 elements - (1) an agreement to be married; (2) cohabitation in Texas; and (3) representation to others that the parties are married. There is no time requirement to meet the second prong. All states will, as far as I know, recognize a lawful common law marriage from another state. SSA does recognize lawful common law marriages.
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Michigan hasn't recognized "common law"
marriages for years (Michigan residents).
However . . . if you're legally married in
another state and MOVE to Michigan . . .
that's a different story. Good l
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