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CAV: D.C. wedding, hotel stay didn’t show common-law marriage (access required)

A couple who got a license to marry in Virginia but held their ceremony in Washington, D.C. was not legally married, despite living together as husband and wife for nine years. Their one-night hotel stay in D.C. after the ceremony and reception didn’t create a D.C. common-law marriage. Background Appellant Bartholomew Porter and Appellee Eileen Porter scheduled ...