Legislative Guide to Marriage Law, December 2005

(2005) Legislative Guide to Marriage Law, December 2005. Legislative Services Agency (Legislative Service Bureau)


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In the United States civil marriages are entered into either ceremonially, by means of compliance of the parties with state statutory requirements for marriage, or non-ceremonially by the parties satisfying the requirements of a common law marriage. A marriage contracted validly, whether by complying with statutory requirements or the requirements of a common law marriage, confers the identical rights, responsibilities, and privileges on the parties. The purpose of this Legislative Guide is to provide an overview of marriage as a civil contract imbued with a public interest, and of common law marriage and statutory marriage provisions. The Guide also provides a brief summary of recent developments in marriage law.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Marriage, Laws, Marriage Law
Subjects: Laws and regulations
Laws and regulations > State statutes
State government > Licenses and permits
ID Code: 17393
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 15 Jul 2014 14:30
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2014 14:30
URI: https://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/17393