Am I recognized as being married due to common law?

Question Details: No legal marriage has been done, therefore no marriage license? My children's father and I have lived together off and on for 11 years ending 6 years ago; we have 3 children and have filed jointly as married on our taxes for those years plus the following years up to and including last year's returns. For the past 4.5 years I have lived in another state. I would like to know if in fact I am married and need a divorce?

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