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Addendum to No common law marriage in Florida
by: Judith Byrd

According to the 2015 Florida Statutes :
741.211 Common-law marriages void.—No common-law marriage entered into after January 1, 1968, shall be valid

common law marriage
by: Judith Byrd

Florida does not recognize common law relationships as marriage. Had you been married, filing for divorce in Florida requires that the filer be a resident of the State for at least 6 months prior to filing. This has to be verified.

Common law marriage in Florida
by: FALDP Staff

Dear David,

In general, Florida does not recognize common law marriage. However, if a couple is already in a common law marriage and moves to Florida from another state, then Florida will recognize them as married.

You may want to seek legal advice to make sure. We found some reference to common law marriage and Florida on several attorney sites. Here is what attorney, Michael Fender's site states:


"Common Law Marriage in Orlando, Florida

What is common law marriage, and does that work in Florida?

In some states, if you live together for a certain amount of time, and hold yourself out as married, you can be legally considered married, without a marriage license or ceremony. Currently, only ten (10) states recognize this theory: Alabama, Colorado, Kansas, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Iowa, Montana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Texas, and Washington D.C. Florida is not on this list. However, if you are previously considered married in one of these common law states, and later move to Florida, Florida will recognize the previous common law marriage".

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