Arkansas Marriage Laws

9-11-703 - Recordation of credentials of clerical character -- Applicability of § 9-11-214

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Arkansas Code - Title 9: Family Law - Subtitle 2: Domestic Relations - Chapter 11: Marriage - Subchapter 7: Validating Acts

Recordation of credentials of clerical character -- Applicability of § 9-11-214

(a) Section 9-11-214(a) and (b) shall not apply to those ministers and priests who properly filed their credentials prior to February 18, 1947, according to the law as it existed at the time the credentials were filed. (b) Any marriage solemnized by any regularly ordained minister or priest of any religious sect or denomination in this state prior to February 18, 1947, is declared legal and valid, whether or not the minister or priest caused his or her license or credentials to be recorded as provided by § 9-11-214(a) and (b).

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HISTORY: Acts 1843, § 2, p. 55; 1873, No. 2, § 2, p. 2; C. & M. Dig., § 7047; Pope's Dig., § 9027; Acts 1947, No. 93, §§ 1, 2; A.S.A. 1947, §§ 55-218, 55-218n.

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