A B C D
E F G H
I J K L
M N O P
Q R S T
U V W Z


Common-Law Marriage:

A marriage by mutual consent without the formality of application for a license or issuance of a certificate. A common-law marriage requires that both parties agree to the marriage and that they agree to assume the same marital duties and obligations as formal marriages. Not all states recognize common-law marriages.


The Legal Dictionary has taken steps to ensure that all legal, law, and court terms contained in our legal dictionary are correct. If you feel that the definition of any of our law or legal related terms is not correct please contact us. Please consult a lawyer with any legal questions regarding these terms, this site is not intended to replace consulting a lawyer.



Copyright The Online Legal Dictionary
2003-2004. All right are reserved.