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Official Code of Georgia Annotated 19-3-43 - Marriage in another state; effect in this state

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Marriage in another state; effect in this state

(a) All marriages solemnized in another state by parties intending at the time to reside in this state shall have the same legal consequences and effect as if solemnized in this state. Parties residing in this state may not evade any of the laws of this state as to marriage, including, but not limited to, the age limitations provided for in Code Section 19-3-2, by going into another state for the solemnization of the marriage ceremony. (b) Notwithstanding subsection (a) of this Code section, the age limitations provided for in Code Section 19-3-2 shall not apply to a lawful marriage solemnized in another state or country prior to either party residing in this state.

(Orig. Code 1863, § 1668; Code 1868, § 1709; Code 1873, § 1710; Code 1882, § 1710; Civil Code 1895, § 2424; Civil Code 1910, § 2943; Code 1933, § 53-214; Ga. L. 2019, p. 558, § 1-6/HB 228.)

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