Marriage laws change Aug. 29

HAMILTON - New marriage laws enacted this past Spring by the Legislature will become effective on Thursday, Aug. 29. However, a county official is saying there are still serious questions in the air that need answering.
Marion County Probate Judge Paige Vick posted on Facebook on Tuesday, Aug. 13, saying with the change, there may be some complications for those currently considering or planning to acquire a marriage license.
In June, Gov. Kay Ivey signed a bill passed by the Legislature during its 2019 session that ends the practice of probate-issued marriage licenses and replaces it with requirements to  simply record signed documents that would serve as official marriage records.
Ceremonies will also no longer be conducted by the probate judge’s office.


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