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California State Marriage Law & Information

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California Marriage Law

California Family Code

SECTION 400-402
FAMILY CODE 400

FAMILY CODE 401

FAMILY CODE 402

In addition to the persons permitted to solemnize marriages under Section 400, a county may license officials of a nonprofit religious institution, whose articles of incorporation are registered with the Secretary of State, to solemnize the marriages of persons who are affiliated with or are members of the religious institution. The licensee shall possess the degree of doctor of philosophy and must perform religious services or rites for the institution on a regular basis. The marriages shall be performed without fee to the parties.

Marriage License Agency: County Clerk
Common Law: No
Civil Union: No
Duration of Marriage Licence: 90 Days



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