If you marry in a state other than the state in which you liveand you never register the marriage in your state, is itlegal?

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If you marry in a state other than the state in which you liveand you never register the marriage in your state, is itlegal?

Asked on February 11, 2012 under Family Law, Mississippi

Answers:

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

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If you are legally married in another state - the state and county you were married in issued the marriage license and it was filed by the officiant - then you are legally married everywhere.  Your home state will recognize the union. You do not have to register the marriage as you have put it.  Good luck.


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