Marriage Basics

Marriage is a legally binding contract between two individuals who agree to take care of one another financially and otherwise. As such, there are certain requirements for marriage that differ from state to state. The following articles discuss these requirements, the basics of getting a marriage license, age of consent laws and other matters of marriage law.

Marriage Basics
  • Marriage and the Law: Background - Brief overview of the evolution of marriage laws, including changes at the state level allowing same-sex unions.
  • Marriage FAQs - Answers to commonly asked questions pertaining to personal property, common law marriage and other marriage law matters.
See also:
Legal Requirements of Marriage

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