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20-20 - Clerk to file license and certificate; indexing names of parties; certified copies as evidence


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Code of Virginia ? Title 20: Domestic Relations ? Chapter 2: Marriage Generally

Clerk to file license and certificate; indexing names of parties; certified copies as evidence


The clerk to whom the license and certificate are returned, shall file and preserve the original in his office, and make an index of the names of both of the parties married. When the certificates of such person celebrating such marriage are returned to the clerk, and recorded as provided in this section and § 32.1-267, copies of the same properly certified by the clerk lawfully having the custody thereof or properly certified by the State Registrar of Vital Statistics shall be prima facie evidence of the facts therein set forth in all courts of this Commonwealth.

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(Code 1919, §§ 5074, 5076; 1928, p. 315; 1938, p. 152; 1968, c. 318.)


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