What is a Marriage
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In TV and movies, marriage seems pretty easily defined. In the real world things are never that simple.
Nevada has not had common-law marriages since 1943. If you have lived with someone for an extended period of time this does not mean you are married. Marriage in Nevada is now defined as a civil contract between two adults over 18 years of age, who are not nearer than second cousins or cousins of half the blood and who are not at that time married to someone else. If you are at least 16 but less than 18 you can be married but only with the consent of a parent or your legal guardian.
In Nevada you may marry if you’re less than 16 with permission of a parent or legal guardian and an authorization from a district court, but such circumstances are very rare and you would want to make sure that marriage would be in the best interests of someone so young. The best way to do that is to seek advice from legal counsel. If you are young and pregnant, for example, getting married might not be the best decision you could make for your child or yourself. Seek out advice, that’s what I’m here for.
On 26 June, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States in a 5 – 4 vote made marriage between same sex partners legal across the entire United States, including Nevada. You cannot be denied this right if you choose to exercise it. I can assist you with any questions you might have on this issue.
In order to get married in the state of Nevada you will have to pay a fee and prove your person and age with driver’s license, passport, birth certificate, military ID, or some other form of valid identification. You must be married by someone recognized by the state, like a civil servant or a priest, and that person must be licensed to perform marriages in Nevada. The Nevada Secretary of State maintains a database of people able to perform marriages.
The Nevada Revised Statutes NRS 122 contain a wide variety of information about marriage. Some of these rules can be confusing, like those regarding illegitimate children or other complex family circumstances. I can answer any of those questions for you without any trouble. Remember: I am the expert and I work for you. You want to have the best information and representation you can get.
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