Is common law marriage legal in Arkansas?

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Old Jan 26th, 2010, 03:14 AM   #1
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Is common law marriage legal in Arkansas? I live with a man for 19yrs.
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Old Jan 26th, 2010, 03:57 AM   #2
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No. A mere google search would have provided you the answer.
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Old Jan 26th, 2010, 04:09 AM   #3
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Appreciate your response but I did google the issue --and hey butthole it is not that clear.

Some sites say there is a chance of CL relationships
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Old Jan 26th, 2010, 05:58 AM   #4
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It was clear to me. I googled it, and came up with a definitive answer right away. That is why I suggested googling it would have provided the answer.
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Old Dec 28th, 2011, 08:33 PM   #5
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well google isnt that clear because the exact law that you will not find on google is no there is not a CLM BUT if you kick them out or split for any reason you must give them 30 days to get all of there things and that 30 days is like a CL divorce in a way so it is however you want to look at it..... btw i live in arkansas and im a law major so please save the arguments because you were very rude to the original poster
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A bit of a necropost?? And 30 notice is nothing like a divorce its ll/tenant law. (I don't even know if that is 30 days in AR).
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Clearly, a quick look into cl rules shows that while the marriage is lacking in paperwork, the divorce must go through the same channels as a traditionally married couple.

U might want to double check your work before you brag about your law major, my dear.
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She mentioned divorce because that is what it would assimilate in such s situation. If you're ending a civil union there is a 30 day allotment for the departing individual to collect his/her belongings before they lose their right to it. In fortunately no, there is no common law in the state of Arkansas.
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Common law marriage is not recognized in Arkansas. Here are the states that do:


Alabama
Colorado
Georgia (if created before 1/1/97)
Idaho (if created before 1/1/96)
Iowa
Kansas
Montana
New Hampshire (for inheritance purposes only)
Ohio (if created before 10/10/91)
Oklahoma (possibly only if created before 11/1/98. Oklahoma's laws and court decisions may be in conflict about whether common law marriages formed in that state after 11/1/98 will be recognized.)
Pennsylvania (if created before 1/1/05)
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Texas
Utah
Washington, D.C.

If people have lived together and accumulated property together, suit can be brought for an equitable division of the property. A few decades ago, Marvin v. Marvin, the California case with actor Lee Marvin set a precedent that some states have followed. In that case the partner got not only assets but an order for alimony/spousal support. That is where the term, "palimony" was coined.

While some states may not go as far as to award monthly income, a division of the assets jointly acquired is equitable.
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No. A mere google search would have provided you the answer.
there are thousands of search engines other than google thats how she got to this website ....quit being a dick...........
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