Questions tagged [marriage]

Questions about the legal issues of forming, ending and living within a marriage.

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Are Ontario municipalities allowed to stop issuing marriage licenses during COVID-19?

Some Ontario cities, such as Waterloo say on their website: "Due to COVID-19, marriage licences will be suspended until further notice." Here is a screenshot, in case the website changes. ...
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Parental rights and other legal implication of a marriage of convenience for a lesbian couple in MD

My friend is considering a marriage of convenience with another women, as both will gain a sizeable discount from their 'spouses' place of employment if married, in addition to sharing health ...
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Is there any state besides New Jersey that allows one to civilly remarry one's current spouse without divorcing?

A page from the New Jersey Health Department website states "For individuals who are currently married in New Jersey or who are married in another state or country, the option exists to reaffirm ...
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How to find out if photocopying a marriage certificate is legal in my state?

For my insurance, I must submit a copy of my marriage certificate. The insurance specified that an unofficial photocopy would suffice, but also gave a warning that it is illegal to photocopy this in ...
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Can a Christian convert marry a non-Christian girl under Indian Christian Marriage Act?

I am a Christian in India who recently got converted from Hinduism. I am in love with a woman who's a Hindu. I was thinking about marrying her in the Church I am a member of, but she pointed out that ...
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Marriage certificate only shows maiden name

Before my husband and I got married, we filed for a marriage license at the court house, and it specifically had a line item for "name after marriage", in which I took my husband's last name. However, ...
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Why did Judge Bazile issue a ruling on the Loving case years after the case was closed and appeal deadlines had passed?

Everything in Hollywood's historical movies is true, right? OK, There are known counterexamples..... The recent film Loving is about the case in which Richard Loving and Mildred Jeter, who resided ...
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How did marriage certification deviate away from the older idea of common law marriage?

I'm seeking to better understand the history of how marriage licenses came about, and specifically, the transition from cohabitation and public announcement of the marriage to requiring a literal ...
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My Girlfriend is Canadian and I'm American, we want marry, but she's not ready to live in th US

My girlfriend and I want to get married. She's Canadian but with the option of dual citizenship, she would live in Canada for a few more months until we have everything sorted in the United States, ...
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I understand the US portion for applying for a K1 Visa - what about requirements from Russia?

Suppose an American citizen is engaged to a Russian citizen. The couple would like to be able to live in America together. They do not particularly need to live together in Russia, although the ...
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Special leniency conditions for a U.S. female spouse residing abroad with children or pregnant to bring her foreign male spouse into the U.S.?

Are there any leniency conditions for a U.S. female spouse(U.S. citizen) under the following condition to bring her foreign male spouse into the U.S.? Conditions Currently residing in the foreign ...
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Does California recognize a foreigner's divorce in their home country?

Considering two people came into the US with F-1 and F-2 visas, while they both are foreigners and got married in their home country, if they get divorced in their home country using their embassy in ...
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Will F-2 visa holder lose her/his status the day s/he files divorce/summery dissolution?

I searched on the Google and found out both divorce and summary dissolution filing seem to take 6 months to be approved/legally accepted. So what would be the status of someone whose visa is a ...
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Declaring marital status in the US passport application form DS 11

I was just approved for the oath ceremony for US citizenship. While trying to complete the DS 11 form, I noticed that they ask about the marital status, date, etc. I don't have an issue with declaring ...
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Should an F-2 visa holder leave the US after divorce even if she wants to marry with a UC citizen after that?

If an F-2 visa holder comes to the US with his husband(F-1) and they both aren't neither US citizens nor permanent residents and their marriage happened in a second country: Must she get divorce ...
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Marriage contract "communauté de biens"

Alice marries Bob under the community of property ("communauté de biens") regime. Alice brings in 100k€, Bob 50k€. Or it can be a joint possessed ("indivision") 150 k€ house, 100k€ ...
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Remarriage after divorce

I just had a question about remarrying after a divorce. Is it legally required to show a divorce decree at the time of remarriage? Also how would it effect the marriage registration if one didn't ...
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Can a divorced spouse claim rights to a previous primary residence?

2010 year. My ex husband got a mortgage on a house. Down payment was paid by his father. 2014 year. I met my ex-husband for the first time. We got married the same year (there was a prenup). 2010 to ...
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Void marriage petetion

Marsh married to suleka on 3rd Jan and this is a arranged marriage and it was forced family marriage for marsh. Again on next Feb Marsh registered perry who's his lover and both have forged witness ...
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