What Is The Process For Changing My Last Name?

Find out the step-by-step process for changing your last name, from gathering necessary documents to updating identification and personal records.

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All About Marriage Contracts

A marriage contract is a legally-binding document between two people.  The people involved can be either about to be married or may already be married to each other.  If you sign a document of this type before the wedding, it will take effect on the day of the wedding. In the case of people who […]

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Common Law Marriage in the United States

While it is widely believed that living with someone for a few years is a marriage without paperwork, there are just a few common-law marriage states. There are just eleven states and the District of Columbia that recognize a common law marriage in the US. Alabama requires that, for a common law marriage to be legal, […]

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Marriage Laws

Unravel the complexities of US marriage laws with this comprehensive guide. Understand state-specific regulations, age and vaccination requirements, same-sex and common-law marriages, and more.

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