(21053) Wed 3 Feb 93 11:15a By: KARIN CONOVER-LEWIS To: ALL Re: State of Colorado Marriage

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(21053) Wed 3 Feb 93 11:15a By: KARIN CONOVER-LEWIS To: ALL Re: State of Colorado Marriage St: 21055> ------------------------------------------------------------ The following is copied directly from County Records, Las Animas County, Colorado, regarding requirements for marriage within the state: TITLE 14 DOMESTIC MATTERS Marriage and Rights of Married Women Article 2 PART 1 UNIFORM MARRIAGE ACT 14-2-106. License to marry. (1)(a) When a marriage application has been completed and signed by both parties to a prospective marriage and at least one party has appeared before the county clerk and recorder and has paid the marriage license fee of seven dollars plus an additional fee of ten dollars, except as provided in paragraph (c) of this subsection (1), such additional fee to be credited to the Colorado children's trust fund pursuant to section 19-3.5-106, C.R.S., and an additional amount established pursuant to section 25-2-121, C.R.S., such amount to be credited to the vital statistics records cash fund pursuant to section 25-2-121, C.R.S., the county clerk shall issue a license to marry and a marriage certificate form upon being furnished: (III) Repealed, L.86, p. 711, s1, effective July 1, 1989. (c) The additional ten-dollar fee authorized in paragraph (a) of this subsection (1) to be credited to the Colorado children's trust fund shall not be assessed after the balance in such fund exceeds five million dollars, nor shall such fee be assessed after June 30, 1994, and all moneys remaining in the fund on said date shall revert to the general fund. (2) Repealed, L. 86, p. 711, s1, effective July 1, 1989. Source: IP(1)(a) amended and (1)(c) added, L. 99, p. 936, s2, effective July 1. 14-2-109. Solemnization and registration. (1) A marriage may be solemnized by a judge of a court of record, by a court magistrate of a court of record, by a retired judge of a court of record, by a public official whose powers include solemnization of marriages, or in accordance with any mode of solemnization recognized by any religious denomination or Indian nation or tribe. Either the person solemnizing the marriage or, if no individual acting alone solemnized the marriage, a party to the marriage shall complete the marriage certificate form and forward it to the county clerk and recorder. Any person who fails to forward the marriage certificate to the couny clerk and recorder as required by this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not less than twenty dollars nor more than fifty dollars. Source: (1) amended, L. 89, p. 781, s1, effective April 4; (1) amended, L. 91, p. 359, s19, effective April 9. PART 3 (part 2 skipped, deals with property rights, right to sue and be sued) COLORADO MARITAL AGREEMENT ACT 14-2-110 (3) Upon receipt of the marriage certificate, the county clerk and recorder shall register the marriage. Source: R & RE, L. 73, p. 1019, s1; C.R.S. 1963, s90-1-9; L. 79, p.637, s1 14-2-110. Prohibited marriages. (1) The following marriages are prohibited: (a) A marriage entered into prior to the dissolution of an earlier marriage of one of the parties; (b) A marriage between an ancestor and a descendant or between a brother and a sister, whether the relationship is by the half or the whole blood; (c) A marriage between an uncle and a niece or between an aunt and a nephew, whether the relationship is by the half or the whole blood, except as to marriages permitted by the established customs of aboriginal cultures. (2) Children born of a prohibited marriage are legitimate. Source: R & RE, L. 73, p. 1019, s1; C.R.S. 1963, s90-1-10; L. 78, p. 262, s47. 14-2-111. Putative spouse. Any person who has cohabited wtih another to whom he is not legally married in the good faith belief that he was married to that person is a putative spouse until knowledge of the fact that he is not legally married terminates his status and prevents acquisition of further rights. Children born of putative spouses are legitimate. A putative spouse acquires the rights conferred upon a legal spouse, including the right to maintenance following termination of his status, whether or not the marriage is prohibited under section 14-2-110, declared invalid, or otherwise terminated by court action. If there is a legal spouse or ther putative spouses, rights acquired by a putative spouse do not supersede the rights of the legal spouse or those acquired by other putative spouses, but the court shall apportion property, maintenance, and support rights among the claimants as appropriate in the circumstances and in the interests of justice. Source: R & RE, L. 73, p. 1019, s1; C.R.S. 1963, s90-1-11. END OF QUOTED MATERIAL This information is current and up-to-date as of 3 February, 1993. There appears to be no requirement that a minister or other officiating person register with the State or County prior to performing a wedding, provided that such person is qualified to perform the ceremony under Part 1, subsection 14-2-109. Colorado has some very liberal laws, in many cases..... and some extremely restictive ones in other areas. --- * MjrFIDO/1.60 --- VPurge[OS/2] V4.05 * Origin: Enigma Variations BBS, Trinidad, CO 719-846-8458 (1:307/20)

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