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Common Law Marriage: Real or Fake

Common-law marriage has diverse names, from "marriage in fact", "marriage by repute and habit", "informal marriage" or "sui juris marriage". It's described as a legal marriage in certain jurisdictions across the world and in the United States.

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Where Does All That Marriage License Money Go?

Apart from imposing penalties and fines on offenders across the divide, states around the country have enacted laws imposing non-offender fees for specific services. These are meant to fight and deal with crisis surrounding crime victim programs. The chief example among these impositions is the marriage license surcharge.

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Premarital Preparation Courses: Big Moneysavers

One of the truths from research is that through premarital preparation courses and programs divorces are reduced and healthy marriages supported. This means couples have to be encouraged to engage in activities related to premarital preparation, usually marriage education and premarital counseling. A number of states have started offering incentives through their laws, usually in a reduced marriage license fee given to couples who choose to participate in marriage education or premarital counseling in preparation for marriage.

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What Exactly Does the Wedding Officiant Do?

The wedding officiant is very critical in a wedding and the choice of one isn't a small decision. The individual plays an important role in the wedding ceremony, guiding those marrying with their vows. There're many things to an officiant, such as their responsibilities, the different types of officiants and of course how they become officiants legally.

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Mandatory Fees for the Just Getting Married Part

If you're thinking about getting married, or in the process of tying the knot, you probably understand the heavy financial part that comes with the entire event. There're so many things to buy, plan, book, prepare, and some just to pray for that all goes well, such as the weather to at least remember the day as perfect. Nonetheless, most of us only pay attention to one side and don't mind much about the other, but there is a tiny subset of unavoidable, mandatory fees that everyone has to pay no matter how big or small your marriage is.

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