Chapter 207 § 59
Persons cohabiting and acknowledging each other as spouse, and generally reputed to be such, for 3 years shall thereafter be deemed to have been legally married.
Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to render any common-law marriage, otherwise lawful, invalid by reason of the failure to take out a license or follow solemnization procedures as provided by this chapter.
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