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Overnight stay won’t support common law marriage (access required)

A “husband” whose nine-year marriage was negated because the couple’s Washington wedding was at odds with their Virginia paperwork cannot save the union by labeling it a common law marriage under D.C. law. The Court of Appeals of Virginia ruled Aug. 14 that – despite all the trappings of marriage, including a shared home – Bartholomew ...