Legal Guides for Marriage
Written by attorney Michael Apicella, almost 4 years ago. STAFF PICK
What is a premarital agreement or "prenup?" A Premarital Agreement (also called a "prenup") is a contract that two people sign before getting married. Its purpose is to define their rights... more
Written by attorney Alexandria Skinner, over 3 years ago. STAFF PICK
WHAT IS COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE? Collaborative Divorce is a divorce without litigation. This does not mean it is a divorce without argument and disagreement. You do not need to be wearing... more
Written by attorney Bruce Clement, 4 months ago.
This Legal Guide discusses the law and procedure to obtain a court order declaring the validity of a marriage that was mistakenly entered into prior to the termination of another marriage.... more
Written by attorney Andrew B. Howie, over 1 year ago.
A. PRESENT INTENT AND AGREEMENT TO BE MARRIED
B. CONTINUOUS COHABITATION
C. PUBLIC DECLARATION
D. LEGAL EFFECT OF COMMON LAW MARRIAGE
Written by attorney Florita Welsh, over 1 year ago.
In Texas it is possible to have what is called an informal marriage, though most people call it a common law marriage. In short to have an informal marriage there must be a declaration... more
Written by attorney Rachel Elovitz, 12 months ago.
If you are thinking about ending your marriage and would prefer to annul than to dissolve by divorce, know that it is not as easy as you might imagine. Check out the below answers to... more
Written by attorney Danielle Nelisse, about 1 year ago.
After DOMA was voided, I am often asked whether Immigration Officers conduct the marriage green card interviews differently for same sex married couples. The answer is no, but there are... more
Written by attorney Paul Ryan, almost 2 years ago.
Annulment of a marriage is an option available to married couples that exists as a legal procedure and acts as a process that essentially labels a marriage as void. The procedure allows for... more
Written by attorney Curtis Romanowski, 10 months ago.
Some New Jerseyans in very short term marriages or civil unions are hopeful that they can reverse the process and obtain an annulment. Learn more...
Written by attorney Stephanie Bamberger, over 3 years ago.
What is "common law marriage"? Common law marriage (CLM) is a legal form of marriage that does not involve getting a license or other state-issued registration form, but requires the... more