Wisconsin Marriage Laws

765.002 - Definitions

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Wisconsin Statutes ? The Family ? Chapter 765: Marriage


(1)?Unless the context clearly indicates otherwise "member of the clergy" in this chapter means spiritual adviser of any religion, whether the adviser is termed priest, rabbi, minister of the gospel, pastor, reverend or any other official designation. (2)?In this chapter "church under his or her ministry" includes any congregation, parish or place of worship at which any member of the clergy is located or assigned and also any administrative, missionary, welfare or educational agency, institution or organization affiliated with any religious denomination or society in this state. (3)?In this chapter, "marriage certificate" means that portion of the marriage document designated as such, which includes the marriage license as well as the information concerning the marriage ceremony, signatures resulting from the ceremony and proof of filing. (4)?In this chapter, "marriage document" is that document consisting of the marriage license, the marriage certificate and the confidential information collected for statistical purposes only. (5)?In this chapter, "marriage license" means that portion of the marriage document designated as such, which is authorization for the marriage to take place. (6)?In chs. 765 to 768 "void" means null and void and not voidable.

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History: 1979 c. 32 s. 48; 1979 c. 89, 176, 177; Stats. 1979 s. 765.002; 1981 c. 20; 1991 a. 315.

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