Georgia Marriage Laws

§ 19-3-1.1 - Common-law marriage; effectiveness


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Georgia Code Annotated - Title 19: Domestic Relations - Chapter 3: Marriage Generally - Article 1: General Provisions

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.

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


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