West Virginia Marriage Laws

48-2-101 - Necessity of marriage license


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West Virginia Code ? Chapter 48: Domestic Relations ? Article 2: Marriages ? Part 1: Application for Marriage License

Necessity of marriage license


Every marriage in this state must be solemnized under a marriage license issued by a clerk of the county commission in accordance with the provisions of this article. If a ceremony of marriage is performed without a license, the attempted marriage is void, and the parties do not attain the legal status of husband and wife.

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