We got married according to traditional religious ceremony (Hindu) in NJ. We never registered the marriage in a court. Is the marriage valid or do we still need to get a marriage certificate?
(To clarify - we never got a marriage license or went to a court to "register" a marriage. All we did was have a ceremony)
This means that you are married in the eyes of your religion, but not in the eyes of the law. You must have a marriage license and it can be signed off on and filed by the clergy performing if they are licensed in the State to perform same. Otherwise, you can have a Judge of the Court perform same.
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I agree with Mr. Nachbar 100% percent.
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You need the marriage certificate.
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