IS MY RE-MARRIAGE TO MY HUSBAND FULLY LEGAL ?

MARRIED,THEN DIVORCED.AFTER ABOUT THIRTEEN MONTHS WE RE-MARRIED.WE WENT TO THE NOTARY WHO KNEW WE WERE ALREADY MARRIED TO EACH OTHER ONCE AND SHE WAS CLOSING SO TO SAVE TIME SHE WITNESSED US SIGNING THE LICENSE AND THEN SHE SIGNED AS WELL.THERE WAS NO CEREMONY OR ANYTHING SO IS OUR MARRIAGE LEGAL ?

Asked on July 1, 2009 under Family Law, South Carolina

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

This is a copty of my previous response:

First of all, anyone that is a notary public in the state of South Carolina is authorized to perform a marriage.  As long as there is a valid marriage license, properly executed, there are no special words required as long as the spouses acknowledge their intention to marry each other.

So yes, while not very sentimental your "ceremony" seems to have been perfectly legal.  If you still have questions, you should consult with an attorney in your area.

Hope this helps.

 


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