If a couple marriesout of the country,is the marriage legal in the US?

UPDATED: Mar 12, 2012

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If a couple marriesout of the country,is the marriage legal in the US?

Asked on March 12, 2012 under Family Law, Alaska

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

Yes, it is legal as long as the marriage was entered in to legally in the other country.  The United States recognizes foreign marriages under the Full Faith and Credit provision of the Constitution. If there are other details that are missing here that would give a different outcome please let me know.  Good luck.


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