After being married for approximately 10 years, Bruce Crosson (defendant) and Barbara Crosson (plaintiff) were legally divorced. Shortly after, Bruce asked Barbara to resume their relationship and become his wife again. Barbara agreed, and the couple began living together again two months after their divorce was finalized. Unknown to Barbara, however, Bruce married another woman the following year. Upon discovering the other marriage, Barbara filed suit against Bruce for divorce on the ground of adultery, arguing that Barbara was Bruce’s common-law wife. The trial court found that Barbara had failed to prove common-law marriage and dismissed the complaint. Barbara appealed.