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 In Garcia v. Garcia 25 S.D. 645, 127 N.W. 586 (1910) the court said that a marriage 'valid in the state where it was contracted, is to be regarded as valid in [South Dakota].' Id. at 589. Courts do not interpret Garcia as requiring domicile in the state in which the marriage occurred. This is consistent with other jurisdictions that do not require parties to establish domicile in the state where the common-law marriage occurred. Minnesota courts have recognized common-law marriages entered into in other jurisdictions. In Pesina v. Anderson, the court held it would 'recognize a common-law marriage if the couple takes up residence (but not necessarily domicile) in another state that allows common-law marriages.' 1995 WL 387752 *2 (Minn.Ct.App.1995) (quoting Laikola v. Engineered Concrete, 277 N.W.2d 653, 658 (Minn.1979)) (citations omitted). Similarly, in Vandever v. Indus. Comm'n of Ariz., the court stated that it 'disagree[d] with the legal reasoning of cases which hold that the policy of the domicile disfavoring common-law marriages should govern unless the couple has subsequently established residence in a state recognizing such marriages.' 148 Ariz. 373, 714 P.2d 866, 870 (1985). The Vandever court went ...

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