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FAMILY CODE SECTION 295

295. (a) For the purpose of application of the laws of succession
set forth in the Probate Code to a decedent, and for the purpose of
determining the validity of a marriage under the laws of this state,
an alliance entered into before 1958, which, by custom of the Indian
tribe, band, or group of which the parties to the alliance, or either
of them, are members, is commonly recognized in the tribe, band, or
group as marriage, is deemed a valid marriage under the laws of this
state.
(b) In the case of these marriages and for the purposes described
in subdivision (a), a separation, which, by custom of the Indian
tribe, band, or group of which the separating parties, or either of
them, are members, is commonly recognized in the tribe, band, or
group as a dissolution of marriage, is deemed a valid divorce under
the laws of this state.