Legal Question in Family Law in California

Can a marriage be legal in california, if a marriage license was never obtained prior to the ceremony losemnizing the union?

Asked on 11/12/10, 4:50 pm

3 Answers from Attorneys

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Answered on 11/17/10, 4:57 pm

Hong Shen Roberts Law Group

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.

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Answered on 11/17/10, 6:43 pm
Anthony Roach Law Office of Anthony A. Roach

If you attempted to get married in California, and did not obtain a license first, then you are not lawfully married,

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Answered on 11/21/10, 3:44 pm

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