Colorado Common Law Marriage – Facts and Myths

Common law marriage has been recognized in Colorado for over 100 years. Yet, there are many myths and misconceptions surrounding common law marriage. Many of my clients have shared their misconceptions regarding common law marriage with me, during my time as a family law practitioner in Colorado. This article will address the three most common myths about common law marriage I have heard throughout my legal career. The most pervasive myth I have heard regarding …

Common Law Marriage in Denver

Common Law Marriage A couple does not have to have lived together for at any length of time in order to be considered common law married. Contrary to conventional wisdom, there is no time frame that qualifies a couple as husband and wife. Here is the biggest, most important factor: Heterosexual couples who hold themselves out to the public as being married—are married. So if you call him your husband to your family and others …

Are You Common Law Married?

By: Hannah Jannicelli, Jones Law Firm, P.C. Even if no one walked down the aisle, and no one said, “I do”, you still could be married in the state of Colorado. So, before you file a custody case against your former partner, read this article to make sure that you don’t need to file for a divorce. Historically, the practice of common law marriage was very popular in the western United States. This was because …


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