Q: I can't seem to find anything on common law marriage in Colorado other than age restrictions.
I am looking for something that explains if its legally binding
A: Colorado recognizes CLM. It is equally valid as a ceremonial marriage. It requires that both of you intend to be married and that you live together. This is usually indicated by holding yourselves out to the community as a married couple. Also, you need to be legally able to be married-e.g: not already married to someone else. You should consult with a lawyer to discuss your specific concerns.
A: I agree with the last answer. Here is a court case that you can take a look at in order to understand how Colorado looks at common law marriage.
People v. Lucero, 747 P.2d 660, 663 (Colo. 1987)
It sets forth that "a common law marriage is established by the mutual consent or agreement of the parties to be husband and wife, followed by a mutual and open assumption of a marital relationship.”
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