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S.C. Supreme Court splits from common law marriage (access required)

  Finding that the relationship had run its course, the South Carolina Supreme Court abolished common-law marriage in the state as of July 25.  “We have concluded the institution’s foundations have eroded with the passage of time, and the outcomes it produces are unpredictable and often convoluted,” Justice Kaye G. Hearn wrote for the unanimous court. “Accordingly, ...

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