Wooster, OH asked in Family Law for Ohio

Q: Common Law Marriage in Ohio?......

my fiance and i lived together in OHIO for over 3 years. we both have proof of residency, wedding rings, joint car loans, we both have utility bills at the same residence... can i get proof of Common Law Marriage in Ohio ? if so what forms do i need ? how do i get the forms and Where ?

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Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
Answered
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: Ohio does not recognize common law marriage after 1991. So if your 3 years together were after 1991, then you cannot claim marriage in Ohio.

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp
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Answered
  • Ravenna, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: I agree with Mr. Jaap.

There may be alternative options available to you. What are you trying to accomplish? You may want to sit down with an attorney to explore your options.

Best of luck.

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