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MARRIAGE

See also ANNULMENT; DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE; LEGAL SEPARATION

Age

Insufficient grounds for annulment, Minn. Statutes 2019 518.04

Requirements, generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 517.02

Underage, annulment, Minn. Statutes 2019 518.02

Witnesses, Minn. Statutes 2019 517.10

Antenuptial agreements

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 519.11

Statutory rule against perpetuities, Minn. Statutes 2019 501A.04

Bigamy, Minn. Statutes 2019 609.355

Breach of contract, lawsuits, Minn. Statutes 2019 553.01 to 2019 553.03

Breach of marriage promise, Minn. Statutes 2019 553.01 to 2019 553.03

Ceremonies, see Solemnization under this topic

Certificates and certification

Amendment, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.2181

Applicants, duties, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.223

Certified copies, Minn. Statutes 2019 517.101, 2019 600.20

Corrections, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.2181

Credentials of clergy, Minn. Statutes 2019 517.05

Local registrars, duties, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.223, 2019 517.10, 2019 517.13, 2019 517.18

Prima facie evidence of marriage, Minn. Statutes 2019 600.20

Record keeping, Minn. Statutes 2019 517.10, 2019 517.13, 2019 517.18

Requirements, generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 517.10

Rulemaking, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.223

Security of vital records system, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.2131

Solemnization, Minn. Statutes 2019 517.10

Violations, Minn. Statutes 2019 517.13, 2019 517.14, 2019 517.18

Vital records, marriage certificates defined as, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.212

Change of name

Convicted persons, Minn. Statutes 2019 259.115, 2019 259.13, 2019 517.08, 2019 609B.612, 2019 609B.613

Marriage license applications, Minn. Statutes 2019 517.08

Civil marriages, construction of law, Minn. Statutes 2019 517.23

Cohabitation, see COHABITATION

Community property, see COMMUNITY PROPERTY

Consent

Capacity lacking annulment, Minn. Statutes 2019 518.02

Developmentally disabled wards, Minn. Statutes 2019 517.03

Parental, for person age of 16 years, Minn. Statutes 2019 517.02

Parties, generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 517.01

Persons age of 16 years, Minn. Statutes 2019 517.02

Consummation, physical capacity lacking, annulment, Minn. Statutes 2019 518.02

Contracts and agreements

Breach of marriage promise, lawsuits, Minn. Statutes 2019 553.01 to 2019 553.03

Civil marriages, Minn. Statutes 2019 517.23

Husbands and wives, rights and privileges, Minn. Statutes 2019 519.06

Marriage defined as civil contract, Minn. Statutes 2019 517.01

Statute of frauds, Minn. Statutes 2019 513.01

Conveyances, husbands and wives, rights and privileges, Minn. Statutes 2019 519.03, 2019 519.04, 2019 519.07

Convicted persons, child custody, effect, Minn. Statutes 2019 257.026

Criminal sexual conduct, consent, and social relationship of parties, Minn. Statutes 2019 609.341

Definitions

Civil marriages, application of law, Minn. Statutes 2019 517.23

Domestic relations, Minn. Statutes 2019 517.01

Intestate estates, Minn. Statutes 2019 524.2-201

Developmentally disabled persons

Human Services Department, duties, Minn. Statutes 2019 246.01, 2019 252A.111, 2019 517.03

Licenses, see same under this topic

Wards, consent, Minn. Statutes 2019 517.03

Divorce, see DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE

Evidence of

Admissions, Minn. Statutes 2019 602.02

Cohabitation, Minn. Statutes 2019 602.02

Marriage certificates, Minn. Statutes 2019 600.20

False personation, in entering, Minn. Statutes 2019 609.83

Fees, marriage licenses, Minn. Statutes 2019 517.08

Forms, license applications, Minn. Statutes 2019 517.08

Gender-neutral language, civil marriages, application of law, Minn. Statutes 2019 517.201

Illegal marriages, violations and penalties, Minn. Statutes 2019 517.14

Income taxes, determination of marriage, Internal Revenue Code, Minn. Statutes 2019 289A.08

Lawsuits, right of action abolished, Minn. Statutes 2019 553.01 to 2019 553.03

Licenses

Applications, Minn. Statutes 2019 517.02, 2019 517.03, 2019 517.08

Convicted persons, change of name, Minn. Statutes 2019 259.115, 2019 259.13, 2019 517.08, 2019 609B.612, 2019 609B.613

Court administrators, duties, Minn. Statutes 2019 485.27

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 517.08

Obtaining, Minn. Statutes 2019 517.07

Required, Minn. Statutes 2019 517.01

Saint Louis County, deputy court administrator, Minn. Statutes 2019 484.44

Marital privilege of witnesses

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 595.02

Prostitution, Minn. Statutes 2019 609.326

Marriage of parents after birth of child, replacement birth records, issuance, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.218

Married persons, patients bill of rights, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.651

Missing persons, dissolution if declared dead, Minn. Statutes 2019 578.19

Null and void

Exceptions, Minn. Statutes 2019 518.01

Grounds, Minn. Statutes 2019 518.02

Irregularity of officiating person, exception, Minn. Statutes 2019 517.16

Marriages subsequent to April 26, 1941, unlawfully contracted, Minn. Statutes 2019 517.01

Prohibited marriages, Minn. Statutes 2019 517.01, 2019 517.03, 2019 518.01

Oaths

Court administrators, duties, Minn. Statutes 2019 517.06

Local registrars, duties, Minn. Statutes 2019 517.08

Parties examined, Minn. Statutes 2019 517.06, 2019 517.08

Parent and child relationship, not dependent on marriage, Minn. Statutes 2019 257.53

Persons age 16 and under, consent, Minn. Statutes 2019 517.02

Policy of state

Breach of contract to marry, Minn. Statutes 2019 553.01

Same-sex marriages, Minn. Statutes 2019 363A.27

Premarital education, Minn. Statutes 2019 517.08

Previous marriage, null and void status, dissolution of marriage, Minn. Statutes 2019 518.01

Prohibited marriages

Contract violations, Minn. Statutes 2019 517.01

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 517.03

Null and void, Minn. Statutes 2019 518.01

Promise of marriage, coercion for use in prostitution, Minn. Statutes 2019 611A.80 to 2019 611A.88

Records and record keeping

Certificates and certification, Minn. Statutes 2019 517.10, 2019 517.13, 2019 517.18

Licenses, Minn. Statutes 2019 517.08

Solemnization, Minn. Statutes 2019 517.10

Remarriage, see REMARRIAGE

Same sex-civil marriages, application of law, Minn. Statutes 2019 517.201

Same-sex marriages, policy of state, Minn. Statutes 2019 363A.27

Solemnization

Court commissioners, duties, Minn. Statutes 2019 517.04, 2019 517.041

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 517.04, 2019 517.09, 2019 517.10

Oaths, Minn. Statutes 2019 517.06, 2019 517.08

Parties examined, Minn. Statutes 2019 517.06, 2019 517.08

Performing, Minn. Statutes 2019 484.62, 2019 489.02

Religious organizations and societies, Minn. Statutes 2019 517.18

Unauthorized, Minn. Statutes 2019 517.15

Validity, irregularity of officiating person, Minn. Statutes 2019 517.16

Violations, Minn. Statutes 2019 517.14

Witnesses authorized, Minn. Statutes 2019 517.01, 2019 517.09, 2019 517.18

Status of spouses, separation, effect on trusts, Minn. Statutes 2019 501C.1207

Validity

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 517.20

Irregularity of officiating person, Minn. Statutes 2019 517.16

Venue, Minn. Statutes 2019 517.07

Violations and penalties

Ceremony, unauthorized, Minn. Statutes 2019 517.15

False personation, in entering, Minn. Statutes 2019 609.83

Licenses, violations, Minn. Statutes 2019 517.08

Solemnization, violations, Minn. Statutes 2019 517.15

Void marriages, see Null and void under this topic

Witnesses

Age requirement, Minn. Statutes 2019 517.10

Signatures on marriage certificates, Minn. Statutes 2019 517.10

Solemnization, authority, Minn. Statutes 2019 517.01, 2019 517.09, 2019 517.18