Is There Common Law Marriage in California?

It is a commonly held belief that if a couple lives together for a number of years without getting married, they are considered common law married even if they don't intend on getting married and present themselves as a married couple. However, there is no common law marriage recognized in the state of California.

There is no common law marriage recognized in the state of California.

Under certain situations, non-marital partners may have the right to bring a claim for "Palimony," or what is known as a Marvin Claim, to court, but that is something completely different than a common law marriage.

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