Unformatted text preview: 1. Common law marriage – stable union without ritual or legality. Sometimes given legal standing. “Palimony” suits are initial recognition of common law. Why used? Culture may socially require expensive wedding. Solution at our school in W. I. = big wedding for graduating seniors getting married (at least pastors became married) Doesn’t require 7 years, just a public recognition that person is a spouse. Recognized in 11 states (if live in one of those it is recognized in other states) Only one week living together in one court case. 2. Legal marriage – contract aspects, financial obligations, etc. 3. Sacred marriage – before pastor/priest/rabbi, religious ceremony...
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- Fall '10
- Common Law, one week, 7 years, common law marriage, S. D. Gaede