Many years ago, my boyfriend and I read a section of the CA law that allowed people living together to get married without a blood test and, we thought, without a license. Since we were living together and were poor students, we went this route. A priest married us without a license when we showed him a copy of the law and later sent us a letter telling us which page of the church documents our marriage was recorded on. Neither he nor we filed any paperwork with the county or the state, nor did we ever obtain a license. Now that we want to go our separate ways, we wonder if we need to get divorced or if, in the eyes of the law, we were never married in the first place.
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