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I am a publoished author of two books and am working a third.

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I am a publoished author of two books and am working a third. I need to know according to CO law, if a spouse leaves and isn't heard from in over 25 years, are they still married according to law?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  LawTalk replied 6 years ago.
Good morning,

I'm sorry to hear of your dilemma.

With the exception of the death of the spouse who left 265 years earlier---which would terminate the marriage----time apart plays no role in whether a couple remains married. Yes, the couple you speak of would still be legally married. This the law not only in Colorado, but all the other 49 state of the U.S. as well. Only death, annulment or divorce will act to terminate the marriage

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