The requirements for the issuance of a marriage license are generally set by statute for the jurisdiction in which the marriage will occur. Generally it must state the names of the parties, their addresses, their ages and any other data required by the statute. Additionally a fee for the issuance of the license will be assessed and collected prior to issuance. As a prerequisite to issuance of the license each party will undergo a medical examination as required by that jurisdiction. Under certain limited circumstances the court is allowed to waive that requirement, however good cause must be shown. Sometimes the jurisdiction will call this solemnization without medical certificate by the term confidential marriage as the parties have been living together prior to the formalization by marriage.
This article is intended to be helpful and informative. But even common legal matters can become complex and stressful. A qualified marriage lawyer can address your particular legal needs, explain the law, and represent you in court. Take the first step now and contact an attorney in your area from our directory to discuss your specific legal situation.