What if you never filed your marriage license?

What if you never filed your marriage license?

In most cases, you are still considered married without registering the license. For example, California law requires the officiant to return the marriage license to the county clerk or recorder within 10 days of the ceremony. If, for some reason, this does not happen, you are still married.

Are foreign marriages recognized in the US?

Validity of Foreign Marriages and Divorces Generally, any marriage entered into between two U.S. citizens in another country is recognized as valid in the U.S. as long as the union was legal when and where performed.

How long do you have to be in St Lucia to get married?

Lucia. However, you do have to be in St. Lucia for two days before your wedding unless you pay for a same-day marriage license (which is usually available only for weekdays). It is recommended that the Attorney General receive your application about four working days before your wedding date.

Do I have to get divorce in the same state I got married?

In theory, you and your spouse may divorce in either state in which one of you resides. The majority of states require that a spouse reside in the state before filing for divorce in that state. Proof of residency may be required, and some states require six months of residency, while others require a year.