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MARRIAGE

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

Age

Insufficient grounds for annulment, Minn. Statutes 2009 518.04

Requirements, generally, Minn. Statutes 2009 517.02

Underage, annulment, Minn. Statutes 2009 518.02

Witnesses, Minn. Statutes 2009 517.10

Antenuptial agreements

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2009 519.11

Statutory rule against perpetuities, Minn. Statutes 2009 501A.04

Bigamy, Minn. Statutes 2009 609.355

Breach of contract, lawsuits, Minn. Statutes 2009 553.01 to 2009 553.03

Breach of marriage promise, Minn. Statutes 2009 553.01 to 2009 553.03

Ceremonies, see Solemnization under this topic

Certificates and certification

Applicants, duties, Minn. Statutes 2009 144.223

Certified copies, Minn. Statutes 2009 517.101, 2009 600.20

Credentials of clergy, Minn. Statutes 2009 517.05

Local registrars, duties, Minn. Statutes 2009 144.223, 2009 517.10, 2009 517.13, 2009 517.18

Prima facie evidence of marriage, Minn. Statutes 2009 600.20

Record keeping, Minn. Statutes 2009 517.10, 2009 517.13, 2009 517.18

Requirements, generally, Minn. Statutes 2009 517.10

Rulemaking, Minn. Statutes 2009 144.223

Solemnization, Minn. Statutes 2009 517.10

Violations, Minn. Statutes 2009 517.13, 2009 517.14, 2009 517.18

Vital records, marriage certificates defined as, Minn. Statutes 2009 144.212

Change of name

Convicts, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.115, 2009 259.13, 2009 517.08, 2009 609B.612, 2009 609B.613

Marriage license applications, Minn. Statutes 2009 517.08

Cohabitation, see COHABITATION

Consent

Capacity lacking annulment, Minn. Statutes 2009 518.02

Developmentally disabled wards, Minn. Statutes 2009 517.03

Parental, for person age of 16 years, Minn. Statutes 2009 517.02

Parties, generally, Minn. Statutes 2009 517.01

Persons age of 16 years, Minn. Statutes 2009 517.02

Consummation, physical capacity lacking, annulment, Minn. Statutes 2009 518.02

Contracts and agreements

Breach of marriage promise, lawsuits, Minn. Statutes 2009 553.01 to 2009 553.03

Husbands and wives, rights and privileges, Minn. Statutes 2009 519.06

Marriage defined as civil contract, Minn. Statutes 2009 517.01

Statute of frauds, Minn. Statutes 2009 513.01

Conveyances, husbands and wives

Rights and privileges, Minn. Statutes 2009 519.03, 2009 519.04, 2009 519.07

Convicts, child custody, effect, Minn. Statutes 2009 257.026

Criminal sexual conduct

Consent, and social relationship of parties, Minn. Statutes 2009 609.341

Defense of Marriage Act, Minn. Statutes 2009 517.03

Definitions, domestic relations, Minn. Statutes 2009 517.01

Developmentally disabled persons

Human Services Department, duties, Minn. Statutes 2009 246.01, 2009 252A.111, 2009 517.03

Licenses, see same under this topic

Spousal visits, protection-related rights, Minn. Statutes 2009 245B.04

Wards, consent, Minn. Statutes 2009 517.03

Divorce, see DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE

Evidence of

Admissions, Minn. Statutes 2009 602.02

Cohabitation, Minn. Statutes 2009 602.02

Marriage certificates, Minn. Statutes 2009 600.20

False personation, in entering, Minn. Statutes 2009 609.83

Fees, marriage licenses, Minn. Statutes 2009 517.08

Forms, license applications, Minn. Statutes 2009 517.08

Healthy marriage and responsible fatherhood initiative, Minn. Statutes 2009 256.742

Illegal marriages, violations and penalties, Minn. Statutes 2009 517.14

Income taxes, determination of marriage

Internal Revenue Code, Minn. Statutes 2009 289A.08

Lawsuits, right of action abolished, Minn. Statutes 2009 553.01 to 2009 553.03

Licenses

Applications, Minn. Statutes 2009 517.02, 2009 517.03, 2009 517.08

Convicts, change of name, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.115, 2009 259.13, 2009 517.08, 2009 609B.612, 2009 609B.613

Court administrators, duties, Minn. Statutes 2009 485.27

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2009 517.08

Obtaining, Minn. Statutes 2009 517.07

Required, Minn. Statutes 2009 517.01

Saint Louis County, deputy court administrator, Minn. Statutes 2009 484.44

Marital privacy, developmentally disabled persons

Protection-related rights, Minn. Statutes 2009 245B.04

Marital privilege of witnesses

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2009 595.02

Prostitution, Minn. Statutes 2009 609.326

Marriage certificates, see Certificates and certification under this topic

Marriage of parents after birth of child

Replacement birth records, issuance, Minn. Statutes 2009 144.218

Married persons, patients bill of rights, Minn. Statutes 2009 144.651

Missing persons, dissolution if declared dead, Minn. Statutes 2009 576.144

Null and void

Exceptions, Minn. Statutes 2009 518.01

Grounds, Minn. Statutes 2009 518.02

Irregularity of officiating person, exception, Minn. Statutes 2009 517.16

Marriages subsequent to April 26, 1941, unlawfully contracted, Minn. Statutes 2009 517.01

Prohibited marriages, Minn. Statutes 2009 517.01, 2009 517.03, 2009 518.01

Oaths

Court administrators, duties, Minn. Statutes 2009 517.06

Local registrars, duties, Minn. Statutes 2009 517.08

Parties examined, Minn. Statutes 2009 517.06, 2009 517.08

Opposite sex, Minn. Statutes 2009 517.01

Parent and child relationship, not dependent on marriage, Minn. Statutes 2009 257.53

Persons age 16 and under, consent, Minn. Statutes 2009 517.02

Policy of state

Breach of contract to marry, Minn. Statutes 2009 553.01

Same-sex marriages, Minn. Statutes 2009 363A.27

Premarital education, Minn. Statutes 2009 517.08

Previous marriage

Null and void status, dissolution of marriage, Minn. Statutes 2009 518.01

Prohibited marriages

Contract violations, Minn. Statutes 2009 517.01

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2009 517.03

Null and void, Minn. Statutes 2009 518.01

Promise of marriage

Coercion for use in prostitution, Minn. Statutes 2009 611A.80 to 2009 611A.88

Promotion, healthy marriage and responsible fatherhood initiative, Minn. Statutes 2009 256.742

Records and record keeping

Certificates and certification, Minn. Statutes 2009 517.10, 2009 517.13, 2009 517.18

Licenses, Minn. Statutes 2009 517.08

Solemnization, Minn. Statutes 2009 517.10

Remarriage, see REMARRIAGE

Reports about, MFIP applicants or participants, Minn. Statutes 2009 256J.30

Same-sex marriages

Policy of state, Minn. Statutes 2009 363A.27

Prohibited, Minn. Statutes 2009 517.03

Solemnization

Court commissioners, duties, Minn. Statutes 2009 517.04, 2009 517.041

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2009 517.04, 2009 517.09, 2009 517.10

Oaths, Minn. Statutes 2009 517.06, 2009 517.08

Parties examined, Minn. Statutes 2009 517.06, 2009 517.08

Performing, Minn. Statutes 2009 484.62, 2009 489.02

Religious organizations and societies, Minn. Statutes 2009 517.18

Unauthorized, Minn. Statutes 2009 517.15

Validity, irregularity of officiating person, Minn. Statutes 2009 517.16

Violations, Minn. Statutes 2009 517.14

Witnesses authorized, Minn. Statutes 2009 517.01, 2009 517.09, 2009 517.18

Spousal visits, developmentally disabled persons

Protection-related rights, Minn. Statutes 2009 245B.04

Status of husband and wife

Separation of husband and wife, effect, trusts, Minn. Statutes 2009 501B.90

Validity

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2009 517.20

Irregularity of officiating person, Minn. Statutes 2009 517.16

Venue, Minn. Statutes 2009 517.07

Violations and penalties

Ceremony, unauthorized, Minn. Statutes 2009 517.15

False personation, in entering, Minn. Statutes 2009 609.83

Licenses, violations, Minn. Statutes 2009 517.08

Solemnization, violations, Minn. Statutes 2009 517.15

Void marriages, see Null and void under this topic

Witnesses

Age requirement, Minn. Statutes 2009 517.10

Signatures on marriage certificates, Minn. Statutes 2009 517.10

Solemnization, authority, Minn. Statutes 2009 517.01, 2009 517.09, 2009 517.18