COMMON LAW/ GAY MARRIAGE IN FLORIDA

COMMON LAW/ GAY MARRIAGE IN FLORIDA

Common law marriage in Florida has been banned since 1968 with two exceptions. First, if you were already established in a common law marriage prior to 1968. Second, if you were a common law married couple from another state where it was accepted and you move to Florida. Normally, the “foreign” common law marriage has to meet acceptable standards of a “normal” relationship to be recognized here. In those events, you could file for a dissolution of marriage. If you don’t fit into those categories, there may be other legal actions under contract law or unjust enrichment. Regarding Gay/Lesbian marriages from other states. Right now, though Gay marriages are presently not allowed, the individual Florida courts are split on their opinions and cases have been forwarded to the Florida Supreme Court for review as to broadening the requirements of Gay marriages from other states being acceptable for divorce filings in Florida. “The times, they are a changing…”

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