Does Tennessee recognize common law marriages?
I have lived with whom I call my common law husband for 30yrs. We are from Tennessee. We lived in NC. For a couple yes. Then came back home to Tennessee. We have a 28 yr. Old son. Common law?
In the State of Tennessee it doesn't recognize common law marriage, but Tennessee will recognize common law if the couple lived together long enough as common law man and wife in another State which did recognize common law and have made Tennessee their home.
Arkansas (along with most states) does not recognize common law marriage. The only exception to that would be if you previously lived in another state that did recognize common law marriage (again, most states don't) and you were considered common law married in that state, and you then later moved to Arkansas.