How to Fix a Marriage?

Answer A marriage is more than two people living together, it's a relationship that they agree to create and must work to maintain. This often surprises couples who find that the giddy can't-stand-to-be-a... Read More »

Top Q&A For: How to Fix a Marriage

What is the difference between a marriage license and a marriage certificate?

The fundamental difference between a marriage license and a marriage certificate is the order in which they're obtained. A marriage license authorizes two people to marry, while a marriage certific... Read More »

Does it mean you have filed for marriage when your name appears in the public record for a marriage?

Individuals who seek to marry apply for a marriage license--a legal document authorizing the marriage. The couple completes a portion of the license before the ceremony, and the officiant signs and... Read More »

Are the bonds of marriage and a marriage license the same thing?

The term, "bonds of marriage" is a poetic description of the emotional and legal responsibilities people have after they marry. They include being faithful and responsible in your relationship. A m... Read More »

Is marriage valid without a marriage license?

For a marriage to be legally recognized by the U.S. government, a marriage license must be obtained, even if a religious marriage ceremony is also held. Common law marriages still require court val... Read More »