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Marriage Law

Welcome to the "Marriage" section of FindLaw's Family Law Center, providing information and resources if you are getting married or planning a wedding. Here, you will find helpful marriage law information and practical tips on a variety of issues related to marriage – such as marriage rights, marriage benefits, prenuptial agreements, "community property", foreign spouses, common law marriage, state marriage license requirements, and name changes after marriage.  This section also includes a helpful "getting married" checklist and other resources to help guide you through the marriage process and/or ensure your marriage is legal.