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MARRIAGE

See also ANNULMENT; DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE; SEPARATION OF HUSBAND AND WIFE

Age

Insufficient grounds for annulment, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.04

Requirements, generally, Minn. Statutes 2005 517.02

Underage, annulment, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.02

Witnesses, Minn. Statutes 2005 517.10

Antenuptial agreements

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2005 519.11

Statutory rule against perpetuities, Minn. Statutes 2005 501A.04

Bigamy, Minn. Statutes 2005 609.355

Breach of contract, lawsuits, Minn. Statutes 2005 553.01 to 2005 553.03

Breach of marriage promise, Minn. Statutes 2005 553.01 to 2005 553.03

Ceremonies, see Solemnization under this topic

Certificates and certification

Applicants, duties, Minn. Statutes 2005 144.223

Certified copies, Minn. Statutes 2005 517.101, 2005 600.20

Credentials of clergy, Minn. Statutes 2005 517.05

Local registrars, duties, Minn. Statutes 2005 144.223, 2005 517.10, 2005 517.13, 2005 517.18

Prima facie evidence of marriage, Minn. Statutes 2005 600.20

Record keeping, Minn. Statutes 2005 517.10, 2005 517.13, 2005 517.18

Requirements, generally, Minn. Statutes 2005 517.10

Rulemaking, Minn. Statutes 2005 144.223

Solemnization, Minn. Statutes 2005 517.10

Violations, Minn. Statutes 2005 517.13, 2005 517.14, 2005 517.18

Vital records, marriage certificates defined as, Minn. Statutes 2005 144.212

Change of name

Convicts, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.115, 2005 259.13, 2005 517.08

Marriage license applications, Minn. Statutes 2005 517.08

Cohabitation, see COHABITATION

Consent

Capacity lacking, annulment, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.02

Mentally retarded wards, Minn. Statutes 2005 517.03

Parental, for person age of 16 years, Minn. Statutes 2005 517.02

Parties, generally, Minn. Statutes 2005 517.01

Persons age of 16 years, Minn. Statutes 2005 517.02

Consummation

Physical capacity lacking, annulment, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.02

Contracts and agreements

Breach of marriage promise, lawsuits, Minn. Statutes 2005 553.01 to 2005 553.03

Husbands and wives, rights and privileges, Minn. Statutes 2005 519.06

Marriage defined as civil contract, Minn. Statutes 2005 517.01

Statute of frauds, Minn. Statutes 2005 513.01

Conveyances

Husbands and wives, rights and privileges, Minn. Statutes 2005 519.03, 2005 519.04, 2005 519.07

Criminal sexual conduct

Consent, and social relationship of parties, Minn. Statutes 2005 609.341

Defense of Marriage Act, Minn. Statutes 2005 517.03

Definitions, domestic relations, Minn. Statutes 2005 517.01

Divorce, see DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE

Evidence of

Admissions, Minn. Statutes 2005 602.02

Cohabitation, Minn. Statutes 2005 602.02

Marriage certificates, Minn. Statutes 2005 600.20

False personation, in entering, Minn. Statutes 2005 609.83

Fees, marriage licenses, Minn. Statutes 2005 517.08

Forms, license applications, Minn. Statutes 2005 517.08

Healthy marriage and responsible fatherhood initiative, Minn. Statutes 2005 256.742

Income taxes, determination of marriage

Internal Revenue Code, Minn. Statutes 2005 289A.08

Lawsuits, right of action abolished, Minn. Statutes 2005 553.01 to 2005 553.03

Licenses

Applications, Minn. Statutes 2005 517.02, 2005 517.03, 2005 517.08

Convicts, change of name, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.115, 2005 259.13, 2005 517.08

Court administrators, duties, Minn. Statutes 2005 485.27

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2005 517.08

Obtaining, Minn. Statutes 2005 517.07

Required, Minn. Statutes 2005 517.01

Saint Louis County, deputy court administrator, Minn. Statutes 2005 484.44

Marital privacy, mentally retarded persons

Protection-related rights, Minn. Statutes 2005 245B.04

Marital privilege of witnesses

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2005 595.02

Prostitution, Minn. Statutes 2005 609.326

Marriage certificates, see Certificates and certification under this topic

Marriage of parents after birth of child

Replacement birth records, issuance, Minn. Statutes 2005 144.218

Married persons, patients bill of rights, Minn. Statutes 2005 144.651

Mentally retarded persons

Human Services Department, duties, Minn. Statutes 2005 246.01, 2005 252A.111, 2005 517.03

Licenses, see same under this topic

Spousal visits, protection-related rights, Minn. Statutes 2005 245B.04

Wards, consent, Minn. Statutes 2005 517.03

Missing persons, dissolution if declared dead, Minn. Statutes 2005 576.144

Null and void

Exceptions, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.01

Grounds, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.02

Irregularity of officiating person, exception, Minn. Statutes 2005 517.16

Marriages subsequent to April 26, 1941, unlawfully contracted, Minn. Statutes 2005 517.01

Prohibited marriages, Minn. Statutes 2005 517.01, 2005 517.03, 2005 518.01

Oaths

Court administrators, duties, Minn. Statutes 2005 517.06

Local registrars, duties, Minn. Statutes 2005 517.08

Parties examined, Minn. Statutes 2005 517.06, 2005 517.08

Opposite sex, Minn. Statutes 2005 517.01

Parent and child relationship

Not dependent on marriage, Minn. Statutes 2005 257.53

Persons age 16 and under, consent, Minn. Statutes 2005 517.02

Policy of state

Breach of contract to marry, Minn. Statutes 2005 553.01

Same-sex marriages, Minn. Statutes 2005 363A.27

Premarital education, Minn. Statutes 2005 517.08

Previous marriage

Null and void status, dissolution of marriage, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.01

Prohibited marriages

Contract violations, Minn. Statutes 2005 517.01

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2005 517.03

Null and void, Minn. Statutes 2005 518.01

Promise of marriage

Coercion for use in prostitution, Minn. Statutes 2005 611A.80 to 2005 611A.88

Promotion, healthy marriage and responsible fatherhood initiative, Minn. Statutes 2005 256.742

Records and record keeping

Certificates and certification, Minn. Statutes 2005 517.10, 2005 517.13, 2005 517.18

Licenses, Minn. Statutes 2005 517.08

Solemnization, Minn. Statutes 2005 517.10

Remarriage, see REMARRIAGE

Reports about, MFIP applicants or participants, Minn. Statutes 2005 256J.30

Same-sex marriages

Policy of state, Minn. Statutes 2005 363A.27

Prohibited, Minn. Statutes 2005 517.03

Solemnization

Court commissioners, duties, Minn. Statutes 2005 517.04, 2005 517.041

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2005 517.04, 2005 517.09, 2005 517.10

Oaths, Minn. Statutes 2005 517.06, 2005 517.08

Parties examined, Minn. Statutes 2005 517.06, 2005 517.08

Performing, Minn. Statutes 2005 484.62, 2005 489.02

Record keeping, Minn. Statutes 2005 517.10

Religious organizations and societies, Minn. Statutes 2005 517.18

Unauthorized, Minn. Statutes 2005 517.15

Validity, irregularity of officiating person, Minn. Statutes 2005 517.16

Violations, Minn. Statutes 2005 517.14

Witnesses authorized, Minn. Statutes 2005 517.01, 2005 517.09, 2005 517.18

Spousal visits, mentally retarded persons

Protection-related rights, Minn. Statutes 2005 245B.04

Status of husband and wife

Separation of husband and wife, effect, trusts, Minn. Statutes 2005 501B.90

Validity

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2005 517.20

Irregularity of officiating person, Minn. Statutes 2005 517.16

Venue, Minn. Statutes 2005 517.07

Violations and penalties

Ceremony, unauthorized, Minn. Statutes 2005 517.15

Certificates and certification, violations, Minn. Statutes 2005 517.14

False personation, in entering, Minn. Statutes 2005 609.83

Illegal marriages, Minn. Statutes 2005 517.14

Licenses, violations, Minn. Statutes 2005 517.08

Solemnization, violations, Minn. Statutes 2005 517.14, 2005 517.15

Void marriages, see Null and void under this topic

Witnesses

Age requirement, Minn. Statutes 2005 517.10

Signatures on marriage certificates, Minn. Statutes 2005 517.10

Solemnization, authority, Minn. Statutes 2005 517.01, 2005 517.09, 2005 517.18