Arkansas Marriage Laws

9-11-202 - Form of license


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Arkansas Code - Title 9: Family Law - Subtitle 2: Domestic Relations - Chapter 11: Marriage - Subchapter 2: License and Ceremony

Form of license


(a) The license may be in the following form: ?State of Arkansas, County of .............. To any person authorized by law to solemnize marriage: You are hereby commanded to solemnize the rites and publish the banns of matrimony between A. B., age .............. years, and D. C., age .............. years, according to law, and officially sign and return this license to the parties herein named. Witness my hand and official seal, this .............. day of .........., 20........... [L. S.] A. B., County Clerk? (b) The party solemnizing the rites of matrimony shall endorse on the license his or her certificate of that fact in the following form: ?State of Arkansas, County of .............. ss I, A. B., do hereby certify that on the .............. day of .........., 20.........., I did duly, and according to law as commanded in the foregoing license, solemnize the rites and publish the banns of matrimony between the parties herein named. Witness my hand this .......... day of .........., 20 ........... .............................................. A. B., Justice of the Peace? (Or insert whatever title the party has, as minister, etc.) (c) If the parties intend to contract a covenant marriage, the application for a marriage license must also include the following statement completed by at least one (1) of the two (2) parties: "We, [insert name of spouse] and [insert name of spouse], declare our intent to contract a covenant marriage and accordingly have executed the attached declaration of intent."

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HISTORY: Acts 1875, No. 127, § 3, p. 260; C. & M. Dig., § 7060; Pope's Dig., § 9042; A.S.A. 1947, § 55-204; Acts 2001, No. 1486, § 1.


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