Arkansas Marriage Laws

9-11-706 - Marriage before entry of divorce decree

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

Marriage before entry of divorce decree

(a) It is the intent of this section to validate all marriages deemed void as a result of the decision of the Supreme Court in Standridge v. Standridge, 298 Ark. 494, 769 S.W.2d 12 (1989), whether occurring prior to or subsequent to November 14, 1989. (b) (1) All marriages heretofore or hereafter declared void because the parties had entered into an otherwise valid marriage after the rendition of a valid decree of divorce of either of the parties but before the entry for record of the decree are declared valid for all purposes. (2) All children born to any marriage declared valid by this section are deemed to be the legitimate children of both parents for all purposes. (3) All property rights, including, but not limited to, conveyances, inheritance, intestate succession, dower, curtesy, and all rights and duties between the parties themselves or third persons, are declared to be those of validly married persons. (c) This section shall apply to all marriages occurring both prior and subsequent to November 14, 1989.

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HISTORY: Acts 1989 (3rd Ex. Sess.), No. 46, §§ 1-5.

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