Indiana Code 31-11-4-0.3

Legalization of court orders relating to certain marriages; issuance of duplicate license; state department of health shall accept order

(a) If before March 8, 1994: (1) an individual who solemnized a marriage failed to appropriately complete the marriage certificate or timely file the duplicate marriage certificate and marriage license with the clerk as required by IC 31-7-3-15 (before its repeal, now codified at section 16 of this chapter); (2) a party to the marriage petitioned a circuit court with jurisdiction in the county in which the marriage occurred to affirm the marriage as of the date the marriage occurred; and (3) the court issued an order affirming the marriage as of the date the marriage occurred; the court order is legalized and has the same legal effect as a properly attested and filed marriage certificate. (b) If the clerk of the court receives a court order affirming the marriage described in subsection (a), the clerk of the court shall issue a duplicate license with the date the marriage occurred to the party who sought declaratory relief. (c) The Indiana department of health shall accept the order described in subsection (a) as it accepts other marriage records received from county clerks.

As added by P.L.220-2011, SEC.490.; Amended by HB1013 April 2023

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