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Divorce Proceeds for Common Law Marriage (access required)

Despite a 1986 Florida divorce decree, a couple has a valid common law marriage under Georgia law where they lived together after a 1990 “renewal” of their marriage vows in a religious ceremony, and the Chesapeake Circuit Court says husband’s divorce action will proceed forward as any divorce action in Virginia. A marriage’s validity is to ...