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The Cost and Forms of Marriage

The Cost and Forms of Marriage

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The Cost and Forms of Marriage

Marriage license information varies from state to state. In general, only basic personal information is required to apply for a marriage license. Information includes such facts as legal name, address and age. In general, the forms required are very simple and straightforward. 

Each state may have specific requirements for marriage license information, that are unique to their forms. In fact, some states require differing proof of facts that are contained within the marriage license application. In addition, each state will have differing marriage license costs. 

Marriage license information can be found either at the couples local courthouse or on each state's website. Couples should become fully aware of all necessary documentation and the marriage license cost.

Most states require a simple form for couples wishing to apply for a marriage license.  Marriage license information includes basic information for both intended spouses and their parents. For each spouse, they will be required to provide proof of their identity, such as a birth certificate and drivers license.  In addition, they are required to provide proof of legal termination of any previous marriages. 

In some cases, that proof is a death certificate and in others, a divorce decree. Couples will also need to provide proof of address for both intended spouses. That proof can include utility bills, mortgages and leases. Couples will also need to provide their social security numbers and are generally required o provide a social security card as proof.  In any case, couples will easily be able to obtain all proof required. 

However, it is advantageous for couples to find out what will be required before they go to the courthouse. In some cases, couples may have to wait for birth certificates and other documentation, because they do not have a copy. It can take awhile for couples to get their proof. Next, couples also need to be aware that it is necessary to have basic information on both spouse's parents. That information is generally rather simple. 

Marriage license information for intended spouses includes, parents legal names and social security numbers. Finally, couples should access the marriage license cost and be aware that they will likely be required to pay in cash. Generally, marriage license costs are fairly low. In fact, most marriage licenses cost less than fifty dollars and that price includes a copy of the couples marriage certificate.

Couples that have advanced knowledge of the requirements for a marriage license, will find the process much easier. In addition, couples that are well prepared, will also find that they are less stressed by the process. Couples can obtain all necessary paperwork and proceed to the courthouse will confidence that they are well prepared. 

Those couples are not likely to encounter any difficulties. Lastly, couples should become aware of their state's waiting period in between obtaining the license and when they are allowed to have their ceremony. Generally, licenses expire fairly shortly after they are granted. In general, they are only good for a few months. Couples can find all of this information readily available on their state's website.

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