What to d if my marriage license was not filed after the ceremony?

Requested license, saw judge and had her sign marriage certificate. In my state license is good for 60 days. It’s been 3 years and I just found out that our paperwork was not sent in. Are we legally married?

Asked on June 22, 2012 under Family Law, Washington


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

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

I would say yes, you are legally married.  The ceremony was officiated and the license signed by some one who had authority with in the 60 days, correct?  I would speak with an attorney about preparing a legal document asking the clerk to file the license "nunc pro tunc" - now for then.  It is generally a motion but could possibly be an affidavit.  Good luck.

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