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Here’s why you should always check local marriage license rules…

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Tags: county-clerk-offices, planning, north-carolina, minister-rights

Published: Monday, Sep. 9th, 2019

Late last month, an online church sued the Cleveland County Register of Deeds in North Carolina, alleging that the County’s Register of Deeds Betsy Harnage denied a marriage license to an unnamed couple because their officiant was ordained online. A few days later, local media reported that they were dropping the lawsuit

It turns out, the real problem was that the couple got married before applying for their marriage license – which is against the rules. You need to apply for the marriage license before the ceremony!

That's just the way things work. ...(continued)




Attention Couples: Read this before you visit the clerk’s office for your marriage license!

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Tags: ceremony, preparation, planning, license, officiant

Published: Friday, Jan. 11th, 2019

Planning a wedding is an overwhelming task no matter how long or short the guest list is, but your wedding isn’t just about throwing a party. Marriage is a legal contract. This article explains what that means, and what you need to do to make sure you check all your boxes.

We’ve all been to the DMV. We know that most interactions with government bureaucracy can be intimidating and/or frustrating. Although your wedding will be recognized by all states, many county clerks have different rules and requirements regarding the marriage license. That's why you should consider these following points before visiting your county clerk office to obtain your license.    

First off, you should know the difference between the marriage license and the marriage certificate. ...(continued)






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