Is a divorce agreement legal if the marriage license was expired but filed with the court?

Asked on January 23, 2013 under Family Law, Ohio

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

I think that you need to see an attorney in your area on this matter as soon as you can.  Under Ohio Code, no marriage license shall be effective nor shall it authorize the performance of a marriage ceremony after the expiration of sixty days from the date of issuance (3101.07).  So if you mean that the marriage was performed after the date of expiration then it is probably not a valid marriage.  Filed after the date of expiration is not an issue.  Good luck.


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