Common Law Marriage

June is the month for weddings. Some couples, however, choose to skip the formalities and just live together. According to today’s news reports, a recent ruling opens the way for 12 year-old girls and 14 year-old boys to enter into common law marriages because the Colorado General Assembly has not passed a law specifically defining or forbidding them. What constitutes a common law marriage in Colorado? Check out the Colorado Attorney General web site on the topic for more information.

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