You may have the same name, same name last name, and same birthday, but the marriage license in your county may still say you’re married.
That’s because Florida’s marriage license was issued by the same county clerk who issued your marriage certificate.
You may not have known that until now, but it’s now official.
We talked to Floridians who were denied the right to marry under Florida’s laws.
Here’s what you need to know.
If you’re from Florida, you may still be able to get married, but you may not be able do so legally The law in Florida requires that marriage licenses issued by state and county clerks be issued by a county judge.
That means that, for example, a person who lives in Sarasota County, Florida, can’t marry someone who lives outside the county because the clerk in Sarasottas county cannot issue a marriage license there.
It’s an archaic law that’s still being enforced in most counties.
If your county doesn’t have a county clerk, you can still get married in Florida, but there are some steps you need: 1.
Visit a Florida probate court.
Bring in your marriage records, along with proof of birth, marriage license, and citizenship.
Ask the judge for a certified copy of the marriage certificate or, if you have a photo ID, you must submit it to the county clerk for the county judge to review.
Get married at a courthouse or in person.
If it’s legal to marry in a state, you have to go to the same courthouse to apply.
You can still be denied your right to get a marriage certificate If you live in a county that doesn’t allow same-sex marriages, you’ll have to ask the judge to approve your marriage and apply for a marriage.
That is the most important step.
If the judge is against you, you won’t get your marriage certified until after you ask for it. 6.
You need to file a petition to get the court to approve a marriage, which is called a petition for divorce.
If all goes according to plan, the marriage will be certified and the marriage can be valid in Florida.
However, there are still some steps to follow. 1