Alaska Marriage Laws

Sec. 25.05.011 - Civil contract

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Alaska Code - Title 25: Marital and Domestic Relations - Chapter 5: Alaska Marriage Code - Article 1: Requirements for Marriage

Civil contract

(a) Marriage is a civil contract entered into by one man and one woman that requires both a license and solemnization. The man and the woman must each be at least one of the following: (1) 18 years of age or older and otherwise capable; (2) qualified for a license under AS 25.05.171 ; or (3) a member of the armed forces of the United States while on active duty. (b) A person may not be joined in marriage in this state until a license has been obtained for that purpose as provided in this chapter. A marriage performed in this state is not valid without solemnization as provided in this chapter.

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