When was “common law marriage” dissolved in Ohio?

When was “common law marriage” dissolved in Ohio?

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Answer by goofinoff
I don’t know, but it did not exist when I moved there in 1980.

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  • wizjp says:

    Common Law Marriage: Yes and No. A Common Law marriage entered into in Ohio before October 10, l991 constitutes a valid, legal marriage in Ohio. After October 10, l991, new Common Law marriages are prohibited in Ohio.

    The six essential elements of a Common Law marriage in Ohio are:

    a mutual agreement of marriage “in praesenti” (presently);

    made by persons competent to marry;

    followed by cohabitation (including a sexual consummation of the marriage);

    a holding out to the public that the parties are actually husband and wife;

    a reputation in the community that the parties are husband and wife; and

    that the Common Law marriage was entered into before October

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