Types of Marriages
Take a look at the different forms of marriage recognized in certain jurisdictions, including four so-called nontraditional marriage types: common law marriages, putative marriage, proxy marriage, and same-sex marriage.
When one thinks of marriage, typically what comes to mind is a union between a man and a woman and a wedding ceremony where both husband and wife are present. Although many marriages do look something like this, with some variation, different forms of marriage are also recognized in certain jurisdictions. This clip explores four types of “non-traditional” marriages: common law marriage, putative marriage, proxy marriage, and same-sex marriage.
I. Common Law Marriage
Recall from the previous...