Alabama’s new marriage license law and how it impacts your wedding plans

by | Oct 29, 2019 | Family Law

The Alabama Legislature has abolished Probate Judge-issued marriage licenses in Alabama and has completely changed the way that couples become legally married throughout the state. Couples will no longer go to the courthouse before their wedding to get a license. Additionally, a wedding ceremony is no longer legally required.

Under Alabama’s new law, a couple who wishes to enter into a marriage must fill out a form and accompanying affidavit that is available from their County Health Department. That document must be completely and accurately completed, along with the accompanying affidavit, notarized and returned to the appropriate office. Once that process is complete, your marriage documents will be recorded much like a deed on your home. Once the documents are recorded, you will be considered legally married by the State of Alabama.

If you or your fiancé need assistance properly completing and filing your marriage paperwork, reach out to Agricola Law at 334-759-7557.