Category: Marriage Law

Texas Marriage Laws

Marriage law in the State of Texas requires the parties of the marriage to obtain a marriage license from a county clerk. Both the bride and groom are required to be present at the time of application. There is a 72 hour waiting period for the license and a $36 …

North Carolina Marriage Laws

Marriage law in North Carolina is overseen by Chapter 51 of the North Carolina General Statute. In order to marry in North Carolina, you must have a marriage license. Both the bride and groom are required to be present for the marriage license application; however one party may appear with …

New York Marriage Laws

To marry in the State of New York, you must first apply for a marriage license. Marriage licenses must be applied for at a town or city clerk and both parties of the marriage, the bride and groom, must be present when applying for the license. There is a 24 …

New Mexico Marriage Laws

In New Mexico, only the County Clerk’s office is allowed to issue a marriage license, which is required in order to be married in the state. The license will cost between $25 and $40 and is valid for one year after the date of issuance. There is no waiting period …

New Jersey Marriage Laws

In order to marry in New Jersey, you must first apply for a marriage license. The marriage license must be applied for in the hometown of the bride, however, if the bride does not live in New Jersey then the license should be applied for in the hometown of the …

New Hampshire Marriage Laws

To marry in New Hampshire, you must have a marriage license. You are not required to be a resident of the state in order to get a marriage license, however, if you do not live in New Hampshire, you must get the marriage license in the same place where you …

Nevada Marriage Laws

The marriage laws in Nevada are not like most other states. Known for their ‘fast marriages’, Nevada is a hot spot for eloping and weddings for people from all over the world. To be married in Nevada, you do not need to be a resident, but you must have a …

Nebraska Marriage Laws

In order to marry in the State of Nebraska, you must have a valid marriage license, which can be applied for at any county or city office. Both parties to the marriage must be present when applying for a marriage license and there is no waiting period for the license …

Montana Marriage Laws

In order to marry in the State of Montana, you must have a valid marriage license issued by any clerk of the district court in any county in Montana. Both parties of the proposed marriage must be in attendance to apply for a marriage license. There is no waiting period …

Missouri Marriage Laws

In order to marry in the State of Missouri, you must first obtain a marriage license. Both the bride and groom to be are required to be in attendance when applying for a marriage license. There is a three-day waiting period for a license and the license will remain valid …

Mississippi Marriage Laws

Marriage in Mississippi is governed by Title 93 of the Mississippi code. It clearly outlines void marriages, which are incestuous marriages including first cousins. Incestuous marriages include any direct familial relations by whole or half blood or adoption. Mississippi also does not deem same sex marriages to be valid in …

Minnesota Marriage Laws

Marriage in Minnesota is a civil contract between a man and a woman. In order to marry in Minnesota, you must obtain a marriage license and have the marriage solemnized by an authorized person and in front of two witnesses. There is a $70 fee for the license and a …

Michigan Marriage Laws

A valid marriage in Michigan constitutes a man and woman who are capable of giving consent and consent is obtained freely, have a marriage license and the marriage must be solemnized by an authorized person in the State of Michigan. A judge of the district court, a district court magistrate, …

Massachusetts Marriage Laws

Those who wish to marry in the State of Massachusetts must have a valid marriage license issued in Massachusetts. Both parties of the marriage must apply for a marriage license together. The license is issued three days after application and is valid for 6 months. The minimum fee for a …

Maryland Marriage Laws

In order to marry in Maryland, you must first get a marriage license from the Circuit Court Clerk’s office in the county where the marriage is to take place. In most counties, both the bride and groom must be present to apply for a license, but all marriages must take …

Maine Marriage Laws

In order to get married in Maine, you must obtain a marriage license from a town or county office. There is no longer waiting periods to obtain a license or to have the ceremony performed. Both parties of the marriage must be present in order to obtain a marriage license. …

Louisiana Marriage Laws

Marriage in the State of Louisiana is governed by the Louisiana Revised Statute 9, Code Title IV – Husband and Wife. Marriages in Louisiana are valid between a man and a woman. Cousin marriages are allowed, however same-sex marriages are not valid. Louisiana also does not recognize common law marriages. …

Kentucky Marriage Laws

Kentucky marriage law is regulated by the Kentucky Revised Code, title 35. Marriage in Kentucky is only valid if between two people of the opposite sex. Same-sex marriages and incestuous marriages are not recognized by the state and are considered void. Your marriage will also be void if one or …

Kansas Marriage Laws

Marriage in Kansas is governed by Chapter 23 “Domestic Relations” in the Kansas statute. The definition of a Kansas marriage contract is between two parties of the opposite sex and is a civil contract—marriages of other kinds are considered to be void as they are in opposition of this policy. …

Iowa Marriage Laws

In order to get married in the State of Iowa, you must have a marriage license. Marriage licenses can be obtained from the county clerk or county recorder’s office. In Iowa, both parties must be present to obtain a marriage license as well as one witness. If one or both …
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