Colorado recognizes “common law marriage”: A marriage in which the parties did not obtain a license or go through a recognized ceremony solemnized by someone in an official capacity but lived together as married, manifesting an intention that their relationship was one of man and wife. A common law marriage is established through the mutual consent of the parties to be husband and wife, followed by actions of both parties that show the public that they intend to be married. Living together for some period of time, in and of itself, does not create a common law marriage.
Lynn Landis-Brown is a Family Lawyer in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where she founded Lynn Landis-Brown P.C. She listens compassionately and understands your legal, emotional and financial concerns due to her own experiences of divorce from her parents divorcing, her own divorce and now as a step-grandmother. With her background in litigations, she has great experiences with fighting for your rights in the courtroom.