I am going through a divorce, but my name on the marriage certificate is spelled wrong, does that mean my marriage is not valid?

Asked almost 2 years ago - Inwood, WV

I really hope not!

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  1. Thomas J Callahan

    Contributor Level 18

    Answered . No. It is what we call a "scrivener's error". Minor, of no consequence.

    To questioners from West Virginia & New York: Although I am licensed to practice in your state, I practice on a... more

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