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Florida would not recognize the marriage if there was no marriage license singed and filed here from the ceremony.Florida does not recognize common law.
A "common law marriage" is one in which the parties may hold themselves out as a husband and wife, and under certain circumstances, be deemed married without a marriage license or ceremony. Florida doesn't have a common law marriage, however Florida does recognize common law marriages that occurred in other states.
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If you were common law in another state then it is possible that Florida courts would recognize it.
The wife here would want to file for paternity and possibly sue the other spouse if they are not common law she still has rights to child support and her share of any assets.
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