Can a marriage be legal in california, if a marriage license was never obtained prior to the ceremony losemnizing the union?
3 Answers from Attorneys
It depends on where you got married. If it was in California, the marriage is null since California does not recognize common law marriage. However, if the marriage was from a state which recognizes common law marriage, then California will recognize it as well.
If you attempted to get married in California, and did not obtain a license first, then you are not lawfully married,