Marriage

Common Law Marriage

Many people have heard the term common law marriage.  But what is it exactly?  Most marriages are statutory; meaning that they are conducted in accordance with laws of the State which are codified in the State’s statutes.  In Colorado, a statutory marriage requires that the parties be at least 18 years of age, or between…

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How to Get Married in Colorado

So you decided to take the leap. There are three steps to getting formally married in Colorado. (Common Law Marriage is discussed here). Apply for a Marriage License; Complete the Marriage License and Certificate; and; Record the Marriage License and Certificate.   Applying for a Marriage License   You both should go to your county…

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