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Official Code of Georgia Annotated 19-3-1.1 - Common-law marriage; effectiveness

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Common-law marriage; effectiveness

No common-law marriage shall be entered into in this state on or after January 1, 1997. Otherwise valid common-law marriages entered into prior to January 1, 1997, shall not be affected by this Code section and shall continue to be recognized in this state.

(Code 1981, § 19-3-1.1, enacted by Ga. L. 1996, p. 1414, § 1.)

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