Common Law Marriage In Minnesota

Minnesota does not recognize common-law marriage. Common-law marriage involves couples who treat each other as if they are married, hold themselves out as married and believe themselves to be married as a matter of law. Often, parties to a common-law marriage will refer to each other as husband and wife, share last names or file income tax returns together. Only 16 states (nearest being Iowa) recognize common-law marriages, and that number is … Read More