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Massachusetts Laws

MGL c.207 : Marriage. Particular sections of interest:

Section 1 : Marriage of Man to Certain Relatives
Section 2 : Marriage of Woman to Certain Relatives
Section 4 : Polygamy
Section 7 : Minors; Solemnization of Marriage (Prohibits marrying individuals under 18). See also, Parton v. Hervey , 67 Mass. 119 (1854) for more discussion of the marriage of minors.
Section 14 : Determination of Validity (Annulment)
Section 24 : Nonage minors; receiving of notice; prohibition (Age requirement is 18)
Section 25 : Nonage minors; authorization of marriage (Parental consent required under 18)
Section 30 : Dispensing with Three Days' Notice
Section 36 : Registering marriages that took place outside of Massachusetts

Forms

Marriage Forms

Procedures

Procedure to Perform (Solemnize) Marriages for Non-Resident Clergymen , Secretary of the Commonwealth.

One Day Marriage Designation , Secretary of the Commonwealth. Use to have a friend or family member perform the ceremony.

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Lindy and Parley on Separation Agreements and Antenuptial Contracts , Matthew Bender, loose-leaf.
Includes prenuptial contracts


Last update: August 31, 2016

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