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Can someone marry without a marriage license?

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Not legally. All states require a license. It is actually illegal for anyone that CAN legally marry people to do so without a license. "Marriage" is a legal word and is contractual in the eyes of the government. Another view... Lawful, however is a different word with a different meaning. Because God's law's are over man's laws and He first ordained marriage, you do not need to have a marriage license in order to be married. There are many Godly preachers who will marry a couple without a license. Marriage is a covenant between you and God. There is also the matter of the definition of the word "license." It is "something given to you by a competent authority which allows you to do something which would otherwise be unlawful." Marriage is not unlawful and therefore does not require a license. In addition, a license gives the state jurisdiction over your marriage and the fruits thereof -- your children. Many cite this alone as reason for not obtaining a marriage license.
In many states it is illegal to conduct a marriage ceremony without a valid license. Without the license the marriage is not official. *If the couple wishing to marry reside in a state that allows common law marriage, a license is not required, nor is a formal service as long as they adhere to the established legal procedures required for the recognition of such a union.

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Drivers License: at your nearest DMV Marriage License: to marry people you get that online, to marry someone else i believe you can do that in court or by a pastor


The pastor can marry the couple, but it will only be acknowledged in a spiritual context. Without a marriage license, the marriage is not legally valid.


In some states with common law provisions, this could be a possibility. However, to be recognized for tax purposes a marriage must be legalized through a marriage license.



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Most ministers will not perform a ceremony without a license. They have to sign the license as an officiant.


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if you have a marriage license, then you can marry people.


In many states it is illegal to conduct a marriage ceremony without a valid license. Without the license the marriage is not official. *If the couple wishing to marry reside in a state that allows common law marriage, a license is not required, nor is a formal service as long as they adhere to the established legal procedures required for the recognition of such a union.


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Legally the states require you have a license. There are a few states that recognize common law marriages.


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You will always need a marriage license. It must be for the correct county in the correct state.


It is not good in Maryland. The license has to be issued by the county where the ceremony is.


No. A marriage license is only valid in the jurisdiction in which it is issued. It's not like a drivers license that you can take with you.


(in the US) He may marry them in a religious ceremony (i.e.: in the eyes of the church") but without a legal Marriage Certificate that in itself does not constitute a legal/lawful marriage under civil law. A Marriage Certificate must be obtained be obtained from whatever government entity issues them in their jurisdiction.


You have to do both things. It's not a marriage until you have the license filed with the state. Otherwise, you're just living together. You would obtain a marriage license in California. Then, you would need to arrange a marriage ceremony. Check if the justice of the peace at the courthouse would marry you and sign the license, which you then record as legal proof of your marriage. A minister can also sign the marriage license before you record it.


Not easily. A marriage license will not be issued to someone under the age of 16 unless there is a court order.


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You will have to talk to a government official when you apply for a marriage license.



no you just need your green card to go up there and they give you a licences in jamaica.


It is not legal to marry someone that is already married. Until you have the final divorce decree, you would be breaking the law to obtain a marriage license. Marrying someone who is already married is called bigamy.


No, there are no U.S. states that allow anyone to marry without their submitting the state's required documentation for the issuance of a marriage license.



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