Arkansas Marriage Laws

9-11-212 - Application without other's consent -- Penalties -- Damages

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

Application without other's consent -- Penalties -- Damages

(a) If any person shall apply for and obtain a license to marry another, without first obtaining the consent of that party, the person shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be fined in any sum not less than ten dollars ($10.00) nor more than one hundred dollars ($100). The fines, when collected, shall be paid into the general fund of the county wherein the offense is tried. (b) The party so doing shall moreover be liable to the party injured in any sum that a court or jury of competent jurisdiction may adjudge for damages.

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HISTORY: Acts 1875, No. 127, § 7, p. 260; C. & M. Dig., § 7064; Pope's Dig., § 9046; A.S.A. 1947, § 55-215; Acts 1999, No. 1540, § 2.

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