THE BASICS
Same-Sex Marriage
Obtaining a Marriage Licence
Second Marriages
Prenuptial agreements
Destination weddings
Second Marriages
Changing Your Name


SAYING “I DO” THE LEGAL WAY

You’ve got the dress, the cake, and the perfect partner. What else do you need to make your wedding a reality? A marriage license. Click on the topics at left or below to find out the basics about filing for this necessary legal document, changing your name after the wedding, and for helpful links that will direct you to state, federal and other organizations. Feature articles also cover prenuptial agreements and how to make certain your destination wedding passes legal muster.

IN MASSACHUSETTS:

Massachusetts does not have a residency requirement for marriage, but until July 31, 2008 an old law dating back to 1...

IN RHODE ISLAND:

Rhode Island currently does not allow for same-sex marriages or unions; however, same-sex Rhode Island couples can cur...
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IN MASSACHUSETTS:

It may seem obvious, but if you have been previously married you will need to show a final divorce decree or a death ...
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As destination weddings grow in popularity, so too do the complexities of ensuring a marriage is legal. Marriage laws can vary widely in different ...
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IN MASSACHUSETTS:

To change your name in Massachusetts, you must first visit a Social Security Office near you to file paperwork, show ...

IN RHODE ISLAND:

To change your name, you must first change your name with a local Social Security office. To do so, you must fill out ...
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IN MASSACHUSETTS:

In Massachusetts, the legal marrying age is 18 and proof of age and identity must be presented when applying for a ma...

IN RHODE ISLAND:

In Rhode Island, the legal marrying age is 18. A minor's permit to marry, signed and notarized in the presence of the ...
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Nothing can kill romance faster than the "P" word -- or prenuptial agreement. Indeed, for first-time brides & grooms the very notion of enterin...
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IN MASSACHUSETTS:

It may seem obvious, but if you have been previously married you will need to show a final divorce decree or a death ...
READ MORE