When you get married, the court or religious institution issues a marriage certificate serving as an evidentiary document that you are married. Before that, you will first procure a marriage license.
If you ever misplace or lose your marriage certificate, you can swear to an Affidavit of Marriage for use as proof.
If you have been married for a long while, your marriage certificate may become the last thing on your mind. If you and your spouse have to prove your legal union, you can use an affidavit. Just remember both you and your spouse have to be present to verify its validity.
Depending on your state, an Affidavit of Marriage may also be known as:
Marriage Affidavit Certificate
Sworn Affidavit for Marriage
Joint Affidavit of Marriage
Affidavit of Marriage Relationship
Besides a misplaced marriage certificate, it is also common for couples in a common-law marriage to use an Affidavit of Marriage as proof.
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To create your document, please provide:
Names of both spouses: The legal name and the date and place of birth of both spouses.
Other personal details: The contact information, employment details, and additional relevant information.
Date of marriage: The date of the marriage or the best of your recollection.
Place of marriage: The location where the marriage certificate was signed.
Current residence: The address of your home (both addresses if living separately.)
Signatures: Both spouses will have to sign the Affidavit of Marriage at the same time.
Marriage license: A government-issued permit for the marriage
Marriage certificate: A document testifying that two people are legally married
Affidavit: A sworn written statement under oath
Sworn oath: A statement made in a court where the person has pledged to its truth
Before signing your Affidavit of Marriage, make sure all the information entered is correct. If everything is accurate, you and your spouse sign the affidavit together and in the presence of a notary public. This is mandatory to constitute an affidavit.
After getting your Affidavit of Marriage notarized, you might have to file it with a court, though this is usually only the case if the affidavit is needed in a court proceeding in the first place. It is essential to make sure you do so by the date ordered by the court.
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