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Common Law Marriage and Divorce: What Cohabitating Alabama Couples should Know

Posted in Alabama Divorce, Marriage
With an apparent trend lower in the divorce rate across the country and likely in Alabama as well, many couples might feel that cohabitation is a viable alternative to marriage. As a Birmingham family law and divorce attorney, I know the pitfalls of this kind of approach to a long-term relationship. When it comes to [&hellip… Continue Reading

Alabama Common Law Marriage

Posted in Alabama Divorce, Alabama Marriage
Common law marriage in Alabama requires a showing of the following elements: Capacity Mutual agreement to enter a permanent marriage relationship Some public recognition of the relationship as a marriage A public assumption of marital duties and cohabitation To establish a common law marriage, there must be clear and convincing evidence that the parties lived [&hellip… Continue Reading