Marriage Licenses

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A License to Wed: Can You Be Denied a Marriage License?

In October of 2013, the Illinois couple of Colette Purifoy and John Morris were denied a marriage license because of John’s inability to consent. In 2009, John suffered permanent brain damage after unexpected complications...more

What Are The Immigration Consequences of the Fall of DOMA?

One of the key policy drivers behind Immigration law is family unification and several aspects of the law provide for preferential immigration treatment for spouses. ...more

A Cautionary Tale On Holding Title: Marriage License Does Not Override Domestic Partnership Agreement

A recent case, the Estate of Wilson, 2012 WL 6216869 (1st Dist. 2012), illustrates generally why escrow holders should avoid giving advice to parties to an escrow on how to take title to real property...more

Common Law Marriage is NOT so Common.

Common Law Marriage, when it was abolished in MS, and when they are still recognized by the State....more

What A Common Law Marriage Does To Your Estate Plan

What A Common Law Marriage Does To Your Estate Plan Common law marriage is still in practice in Alabama ,Colorado, The District of Columbia, Iowa, Kansas, Montana, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina,...more

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