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Kentucky State Marriage Law & Information

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Kentucky Marriage Law

Kentucky Revised Statutes

KRS 402.050

Who may solemnize marriage -- Persons present.

Effective: July 15, 1996

KRS 402.070

Marriage not invalid for want of authority to solemnize.

No marriage solemnized before any person professing to have authority therefor shall be invalid for the want of such authority, if it is consummated with the belief of the parties, or either of them, that he had authority and that they have been lawfully married.

Effective: October 1, 1942
History: Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. sec. 2102.

Marriage License Agency: County Clerk
Common Law: No
Civil Union: No
Duration of Marriage Licence: 30 Days



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