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Insurance Law From A to Z Series – Marriage

Summary Mississippi Insurance Law CoverIt’s time for the next installment of Holcomb Dunbar law series “Insurance Law from A to Z.”  This was put together by our litigation group   who practice in the insurance law arena.  Of course, if you have questions about these or any other topics please do not hesitate to contact us.

This week’s installment – Marriage

Common Law

Mississippi does not recognize common law marriages entered into after April 5, 1956.  Miss. Code Ann. § 93-1-15.  However, a common law marriage validly entered into in a state that recognizes common law marriage will be recognized in Mississippi.  George v. George, 389 So. 2d 1389 (Miss. 1980).

Mississippi does not recognize same sex marriage.  Miss. Code Ann. § 93-1-1(2).  See Reaves v. Owen, 744 So. 2d 799 (Miss. Ct. App. 1999).



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