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    bnthomas90 is offline Junior Member
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    Question Common Law Marriage In Alabama

    Is there a specific time frame a couple has to live together in order to be considered common law married?
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    How old do you have to be to get married in Alabama without parental consent?
    18 years of age. (Code of Alabama 30-1-5)

    Is Alabama a common law state or a community property state?
    Alabama is a common law state.

    Is common law marriage recognized in Alabama?
    Yes.

    What is sufficient to constitute common law marriage in Alabama?
    "A valid common law marriage exists in AL when there is capacity to enter into a marriage, present agreement or consent to be husband and wife, public recognition of the existence of the marriage, and consummation." Waller v. Waller, 567 So.2d 869 (Ala.Civ.App. 1990). See also, Hudson v. Hudson, 404 So.2d 82 (Ala.Civ.App. 1981).
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