Usually five years including the resulting children by that association. As I am an Australian I cannot speak for the States of the USA.
Consecrate generally means to dedicate to a sacred purpose. A couple would consecrate their marriage by having the marriage solemnized by a religious ceremony and by their personal adherence to divine law regarding marriage. The clergy who performs the marriage would need to sign and return the valid marriage license
You can legally be granted a formal termination of your relationship with your husband on the grounds of his bigamous act. In fact, in Western countries your marriage was invalid if your husband was already married when he married you. If that is the case you should report him to
In the beginning of time.
Heck, be yourself! He’s going out with you so he likes YOU! Be YOU! 😉
The state of Louisiana does not recognize common law marriages. For the source and more detailed information concerning your request, click on the related links section (Answers.com) indicated at the bottom of this answer box.