IC 31-11-8-5If I had a bit more time to indulge my historical curiosity, I think I would go looking for two cases: Stoner v. Howard Sober, Inc., , 128 Ind.App. 371 149 N.E.2d 121 (1958) and In re Sutherland's Estate, 246 Ind. 234, 204 N.E.2d 520 (1965).
Common law marriages entered into after January 1, 1958
Sec. 5. A marriage is void if the marriage is a common law marriage that was
entered into after January 1, 1958.
As added by P.L.1-1997, SEC.3.
Despite this, over 50% of people still falsely believe that cohabitants are
protected by “common law marriage”. The concept does not exist.
If you have any doubts about your legal position, take legal
advice to protect yourself, your partner and the children