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Spousal Defined

What is a lawful marriage and lawful spouse?
A lawful marriage is a marriage recognized by the state in which the parties live.

Who is the spouse in a bigamous marriage?
The people who married first.

What is a putative spouse and can I prove I'm one?
A putative spouse is a spouse in a bigamous relationship who

Does this state have Common Law Marriage?
Arizona does not have Common Law Marriages.

What is a meretricious relationship and am I in one?
It is a relationship where you are not married or have an invalid marriage and where you are exchanging sex for money. To assess if you are in one, speak with an attorney.

If I married as a minor, is my marriage valid?
It depends on whether you request a divorce prior to becoming a legal adult and whether you were forced into the marriage or not.