What happens if I get married out of state?

What happens if I get married out of state?

A common question couples ask when planning a wedding is “Do marriage licenses transfer from state to state?” and the answer is no, they do not. Because your marriage license will not transfer from one state to another, you'll need to have the required documents prepared when you go in person to apply for the license.

What happens if you don’t return your marriage license?

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For example, California law requires the officiant to return the marriage license to the county clerk or recorder within 10 days of the ceremony. The accidental failure to record your marriage license is a technical defect, which won't invalidate your marriage.

Do you have to live in a state to get married there?

State Residency: You don't need to be a resident of California to receive a marriage license. Age Requirement: Both parties must be at or over the age of 18 to be married without parental consent. You will receive the license the same day you submit the application.

Can you get married without the other person being there?

A proxy wedding or proxy marriage is a wedding in which one or both of the individuals being united are not physically present, usually being represented instead by other persons. Proxy weddings are not recognized as legally binding in most jurisdictions: both parties must be present.

Can you get married in a state you don’t live in?

State Residency: You don't need to be a resident of California to receive a marriage license. You will receive the license the same day you submit the application. Blood Test Requirement: No.

What happens if you get married in two different states?

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If you get married in one state, it will be recognized in the other state, so long as it was not a legally prohibited marriage.

Do states recognize marriages from other states?

This is because of the fact that all states recognize marriages from other states. When you move to another state, you're still married, and must obtain a legal divorce if you choose to end the marriage.