Hw do I know if I'm common law married?

Question Details: My kids father and I have filed married joint tax returns in SC are we common law married? We have been seperated for almost 7 years. I have lived NH for 5 of those, however we still filed married joint tax return for last year with my main address in SC. I would like to know if in SC or NH this is still considered "married" and if so, do I need a divorce?

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