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MARRIAGE

See also ANNULMENT; DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE; LEGAL SEPARATION

Age

Insufficient grounds for annulment, Minn. Statutes 2018 518.04

Requirements, generally, Minn. Statutes 2018 517.02

Underage, annulment, Minn. Statutes 2018 518.02

Witnesses, Minn. Statutes 2018 517.10

Antenuptial agreements

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2018 519.11

Statutory rule against perpetuities, Minn. Statutes 2018 501A.04

Bigamy, Minn. Statutes 2018 609.355

Breach of contract, lawsuits, Minn. Statutes 2018 553.01 to 2018 553.03

Breach of marriage promise, Minn. Statutes 2018 553.01 to 2018 553.03

Ceremonies, see Solemnization under this topic

Certificates and certification

Amendment, Minn. Statutes 2018 144.2181

Applicants, duties, Minn. Statutes 2018 144.223

Certified copies, Minn. Statutes 2018 517.101, 2018 600.20

Corrections, Minn. Statutes 2018 144.2181

Credentials of clergy, Minn. Statutes 2018 517.05

Local registrars, duties, Minn. Statutes 2018 144.223, 2018 517.10, 2018 517.13, 2018 517.18

Prima facie evidence of marriage, Minn. Statutes 2018 600.20

Record keeping, Minn. Statutes 2018 517.10, 2018 517.13, 2018 517.18

Requirements, generally, Minn. Statutes 2018 517.10

Rulemaking, Minn. Statutes 2018 144.223

Security of vital records system, Minn. Statutes 2018 144.2131

Solemnization, Minn. Statutes 2018 517.10

Violations, Minn. Statutes 2018 517.13, 2018 517.14, 2018 517.18

Vital records, marriage certificates defined as, Minn. Statutes 2018 144.212

Change of name

Convicted persons, Minn. Statutes 2018 259.115, 2018 259.13, 2018 517.08, 2018 609B.612, 2018 609B.613

Marriage license applications, Minn. Statutes 2018 517.08

Civil marriages, construction of law, Minn. Statutes 2018 517.23

Cohabitation, see COHABITATION

Community property, see COMMUNITY PROPERTY

Consent

Capacity lacking annulment, Minn. Statutes 2018 518.02

Developmentally disabled wards, Minn. Statutes 2018 517.03

Parental, for person age of 16 years, Minn. Statutes 2018 517.02

Parties, generally, Minn. Statutes 2018 517.01

Persons age of 16 years, Minn. Statutes 2018 517.02

Consummation, physical capacity lacking, annulment, Minn. Statutes 2018 518.02

Contracts and agreements

Breach of marriage promise, lawsuits, Minn. Statutes 2018 553.01 to 2018 553.03

Civil marriages, Minn. Statutes 2018 517.23

Husbands and wives, rights and privileges, Minn. Statutes 2018 519.06

Marriage defined as civil contract, Minn. Statutes 2018 517.01

Statute of frauds, Minn. Statutes 2018 513.01

Conveyances, husbands and wives, rights and privileges, Minn. Statutes 2018 519.03, 2018 519.04, 2018 519.07

Convicted persons, child custody, effect, Minn. Statutes 2018 257.026

Criminal sexual conduct, consent, and social relationship of parties, Minn. Statutes 2018 609.341

Definitions

Civil marriages, application of law, Minn. Statutes 2018 517.23

Domestic relations, Minn. Statutes 2018 517.01

Intestate estates, Minn. Statutes 2018 524.2-201

Developmentally disabled persons

Human Services Department, duties, Minn. Statutes 2018 246.01, 2018 252A.111, 2018 517.03

Licenses, see same under this topic

Wards, consent, Minn. Statutes 2018 517.03

Divorce, see DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE

Evidence of

Admissions, Minn. Statutes 2018 602.02

Cohabitation, Minn. Statutes 2018 602.02

Marriage certificates, Minn. Statutes 2018 600.20

False personation, in entering, Minn. Statutes 2018 609.83

Fees, marriage licenses, Minn. Statutes 2018 517.08

Forms, license applications, Minn. Statutes 2018 517.08

Gender-neutral language, civil marriages, application of law, Minn. Statutes 2018 517.201

Illegal marriages, violations and penalties, Minn. Statutes 2018 517.14

Income taxes, determination of marriage, Internal Revenue Code, Minn. Statutes 2018 289A.08

Lawsuits, right of action abolished, Minn. Statutes 2018 553.01 to 2018 553.03

Licenses

Applications, Minn. Statutes 2018 517.02, 2018 517.03, 2018 517.08

Convicted persons, change of name, Minn. Statutes 2018 259.115, 2018 259.13, 2018 517.08, 2018 609B.612, 2018 609B.613

Court administrators, duties, Minn. Statutes 2018 485.27

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2018 517.08

Obtaining, Minn. Statutes 2018 517.07

Required, Minn. Statutes 2018 517.01

Saint Louis County, deputy court administrator, Minn. Statutes 2018 484.44

Marital privilege of witnesses

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2018 595.02

Prostitution, Minn. Statutes 2018 609.326

Marriage of parents after birth of child, replacement birth records, issuance, Minn. Statutes 2018 144.218

Married persons, patients bill of rights, Minn. Statutes 2018 144.651

Missing persons, dissolution if declared dead, Minn. Statutes 2018 578.19

Null and void

Exceptions, Minn. Statutes 2018 518.01

Grounds, Minn. Statutes 2018 518.02

Irregularity of officiating person, exception, Minn. Statutes 2018 517.16

Marriages subsequent to April 26, 1941, unlawfully contracted, Minn. Statutes 2018 517.01

Prohibited marriages, Minn. Statutes 2018 517.01, 2018 517.03, 2018 518.01

Oaths

Court administrators, duties, Minn. Statutes 2018 517.06

Local registrars, duties, Minn. Statutes 2018 517.08

Parties examined, Minn. Statutes 2018 517.06, 2018 517.08

Parent and child relationship, not dependent on marriage, Minn. Statutes 2018 257.53

Persons age 16 and under, consent, Minn. Statutes 2018 517.02

Policy of state

Breach of contract to marry, Minn. Statutes 2018 553.01

Same-sex marriages, Minn. Statutes 2018 363A.27

Premarital education, Minn. Statutes 2018 517.08

Previous marriage, null and void status, dissolution of marriage, Minn. Statutes 2018 518.01

Prohibited marriages

Contract violations, Minn. Statutes 2018 517.01

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2018 517.03

Null and void, Minn. Statutes 2018 518.01

Promise of marriage, coercion for use in prostitution, Minn. Statutes 2018 611A.80 to 2018 611A.88

Records and record keeping

Certificates and certification, Minn. Statutes 2018 517.10, 2018 517.13, 2018 517.18

Licenses, Minn. Statutes 2018 517.08

Solemnization, Minn. Statutes 2018 517.10

Remarriage, see REMARRIAGE

Same sex-civil marriages, application of law, Minn. Statutes 2018 517.201

Same-sex marriages, policy of state, Minn. Statutes 2018 363A.27

Solemnization

Court commissioners, duties, Minn. Statutes 2018 517.04, 2018 517.041

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2018 517.04, 2018 517.09, 2018 517.10

Oaths, Minn. Statutes 2018 517.06, 2018 517.08

Parties examined, Minn. Statutes 2018 517.06, 2018 517.08

Performing, Minn. Statutes 2018 484.62, 2018 489.02

Religious organizations and societies, Minn. Statutes 2018 517.18

Unauthorized, Minn. Statutes 2018 517.15

Validity, irregularity of officiating person, Minn. Statutes 2018 517.16

Violations, Minn. Statutes 2018 517.14

Witnesses authorized, Minn. Statutes 2018 517.01, 2018 517.09, 2018 517.18

Status of spouses, separation, effect on trusts, Minn. Statutes 2018 501C.1207

Validity

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2018 517.20

Irregularity of officiating person, Minn. Statutes 2018 517.16

Venue, Minn. Statutes 2018 517.07

Violations and penalties

Ceremony, unauthorized, Minn. Statutes 2018 517.15

False personation, in entering, Minn. Statutes 2018 609.83

Licenses, violations, Minn. Statutes 2018 517.08

Solemnization, violations, Minn. Statutes 2018 517.15

Void marriages, see Null and void under this topic

Witnesses

Age requirement, Minn. Statutes 2018 517.10

Signatures on marriage certificates, Minn. Statutes 2018 517.10

Solemnization, authority, Minn. Statutes 2018 517.01, 2018 517.09, 2018 517.18