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What state is this in?
There are a number of requirements for a common law marriage in SC. The parties must have lived together to be married at common law. Further, they must have a reputation for being married during this period of cohabitation. That is they must both have held themselves out as husband and wife. If only one party to the relationship holds him or herself out as married there is no marriage.
You will want to hire a lawyer and file with the court to have the marriage declared as a legal common law marriage. You can do this in a separate proceeding in the family court or file it as a part of the probate court.
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