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Is Common Law Marriage between hetrosexuals still

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Is Common Law Marriage between a heterosexual man and a heterosexual female still legal in the state of Oklahoma ?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  NOT LEGAL ADVICE! replied 9 years ago.

Hello and welcome to Just Answer.

Yes, common law marriage is recognized in Oklahoma. Oklahoma case law sets forth a five-part test to establish a common law marriage: An actual and mutual agreement between the spouses to be husband and wife; a permanent relationship; an exclusive relationship; the parties to the marriage must hold themselves out publicly as husband and wife, and; cohabitation as man and wife. If clear and convincing evidence is missing as to any part of the above referenced test, the claim of a common law marriage will fail.

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Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Thank you Jen, but to be more specific, I have lived with the man whom I concider to be my husband for the last year of 2007. Are we concidered common law married?
Expert:  NOT LEGAL ADVICE! replied 9 years ago.

Thank you for the important information. It would be hard to prove a common law marriage which originated in 2007 and lasted only one year. Generally Oklahoma courts recognize common law marriages only if created before 11/1/98. Oklahoma's laws and court decisions are in conflict about whether common law marriages formed in that state after 11/1/98 will be recognized

 

Customer: replied 9 years ago.
I thank you for your quick responses and professional answers.

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