Do states share Marriage Records?
In many states a marriage license is already public record. So is a divorce. And since a marriage is a legal contract and a divorce is a legal settlement, in the states where these are not public record, they should be. The point of a marriage database is to make the public records searchable.
Do I have to get divorce in the same state I got married?
In theory, you and your spouse may divorce in either state in which one of you resides. The majority of states require that a spouse reside in the state before filing for divorce in that state. Proof of residency may be required, and some states require six months of residency, while others require a year.
Can you have a marriage license in two states?
You can marry the same person in every state and every country. You just can't be married to two or more different people at the same time.
Is common law marriage recognized in any state?
As mentioned, common law marriage is not recognized in most states today. So regardless of how many years you live together, you don't have to worry about a common law marriage. Same-sex relationships or marriages are never recognized as common law. In short, it pays to be familiar with the laws in your state.