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Common Law Marriage

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Common Law Marriage

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Under Virginia law, an unmarried couple must obtain a marriage license and go through a wedding ceremony in order for the marriage to be valid. It is not possible in Virginia for a couple to form a common law marriage; one in which the couple gains marital rights by living together for a specified period of time.

Virginia law does, however, recognize common law marriages that were legally formed in another state. Couples who have met all the legal requirements for and been recognized as having a common-law marriage in another state will be considered a married couple under Virginia law.

When these marriages come to an end, the parties must go through a divorce like any other married couple. For common-law couples who have relocated to Virginia and subsequently seek a divorce, Virginia law will apply. Be sure that you seek the advice of a qualified Virginia family law attorney in order to give yourself the best chance of securing a favorable result.

Skillful Divorce Representation on Your Side

The northern Virginia common law marriage lawyers at Hale Ball represent clients across Northern Virginia in all aspects of family law and divorce. We have experience helping clients to resolve all types of disputes. From highly contested to uncontested divorces, you can count on us to do everything in our power protect your interests and help you reach your goals.

We understand the complex issues that can surround a common-law marriage, and we have proven strategies designed to ensure that you are in the best possible position as you move into this new phase of your life.

Schedule a Consultation with an Experienced Attorney

If you have a question, we encourage you to schedule a confidential consultation with one of our Northern Virginia lawyers. To make an appointment call us at the above telephone number 1-703-591-4900 or use the contact form below.

Since 1980 the AV-rated law firm of Hale Ball has served the legal needs of individuals and businesses. Our team of attorneys include lawyers named to Super Lawyer and Rising Star lists, as well as attorneys with advanced legal degrees, specialty certifications and lawyers who teach their areas of practice to other lawyers.

Use the contact form on this page to schedule a consultation, or call 703-591-4900.

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