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Question: If a couple lives together for 7 years in Arizona are they legally married?
Answer: Arizona does not recognize common-law marriages created within the state. A.R.S. § 25-111.http://www.azleg.gov/FormatDocument.asp?inDoc=/ars/25/00111.htm&Title=25&DocType=ARS However, Arizona does recognize common-law marriages that are validly contracted in other jurisdictions. A.R.S. § 25-112. http://www.azleg.gov/FormatDocument.asp?inDoc=/ars/25/00112.htm&Title=25&DocType=ARS Validity may depend on compliance with the requirements of the place where the relationship was established. Further, while Arizona does not recognize common-law marriage, parties who have resided together may have remedies in contract law to receive reimbursement for property purchased together and similar claims. Confused? We don’t blame you, contact an experienced Arizona Family Law Attorney with additional questions regarding common law marriages in Arizona.
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