The person who officiated our wedding, passed away shortly thereafter and our marriage certificate was never recorded. We reside in Washington state but the marriage license was issued in Idaho. Is my marriage legal?
This question actually requires an Idaho attorney to answer. I'm a Washington attorney. Did the officiant sign the document? Do you have the original? Was it lost with the deceased officiant? Can you file the original now? Washington would treat you as a married couple, or a quasi-like marriage. I'm assuming your witnesses signed the document at the wedding day. I'm not sure if Idaho law requires the license to be filed to complete the legality or if the marriage is legal and complete upon signing by you, the witnesses and the officiant. Again, an Idaho lawyer needs to answer this. Washington would treat your union as fairly legal given that you held a ceremony and intended to be married.
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