Denver, CO asked in Family Law for Colorado

Q: If I want to marry my 3 girlfriends, can I just have a ceremony, and not register under the law, is that still legal?

I'm polyamorous, and I love all 3 of my girlfriends very very much, but ik polyamorous relationships are illegal, but the law says if your married to someone, you cannot legally marry someone else, so how does this affect that law, and could I be charged for it?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Sabra M. Janko
Sabra M. Janko
  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: You can be common law married to one without a ceremony potentially, but not to more than one. For any illegal act, you can be prosecuted. Whether law enforcement would expend efforts to enforce that law is another matter.

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