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Am I Married? Part 2: Wedding Ceremonies Without a Marriage License

While New York requires a marriage license, marriages may still be recognized even in the absence of a such a license.  Domestic Relations Laws (“DRL”) §13 requires a couple to obtain a marriage license prior to being married. The license must then be provided to the officiant who will perform the ceremony. However, DRL §25…

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Marriage in The Time of Covid-19

On April 18, 2020, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that he would be issuing an executive order permitting New York residents to obtain a marriage license online and allowing clerks to perform marriage ceremonies via video conference.   Each county within New York state has its own criteria for issuing a marriage license and may be…

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