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You are automatically married by common law after five years in most states such as New York and California why cant you be divorced the same way?

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Your statement is incorrect. You are not automatically married in any state after five years. New York and California do not recognize common law marriage at all. Common law marriage is recognized in very few states and there are requirements that must be met. The reason you must get divorced if you have a legal common law marriage is because you have chosen to benefit from the legal benefits of marriage so if you want to dissolve the marriage you must do it legally.

See the related link for the states that recognize common law marriage.

Your statement is incorrect. You are not automatically married in any state after five years. New York and California do not recognize common law marriage at all. Common law marriage is recognized in very few states and there are requirements that must be met. The reason you must get divorced if you have a legal common law marriage is because you have chosen to benefit from the legal benefits of marriage so if you want to dissolve the marriage you must do it legally.

See the related link for the states that recognize common law marriage.

Your statement is incorrect. You are not automatically married in any state after five years. New York and California do not recognize common law marriage at all. Common law marriage is recognized in very few states and there are requirements that must be met. The reason you must get divorced if you have a legal common law marriage is because you have chosen to benefit from the legal benefits of marriage so if you want to dissolve the marriage you must do it legally.

See the related link for the states that recognize common law marriage.

Your statement is incorrect. You are not automatically married in any state after five years. New York and California do not recognize common law marriage at all. Common law marriage is recognized in very few states and there are requirements that must be met. The reason you must get divorced if you have a legal common law marriage is because you have chosen to benefit from the legal benefits of marriage so if you want to dissolve the marriage you must do it legally.

See the related link for the states that recognize common law marriage.
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