Before a couple can get legally married in New Mexico they must obtain a marriage license from a county clerk. While this may not be the most romantic step in planning your wedding, it is an important step to research because each state has different marriage license requirements.
For example, in Montana a blood test is required, and in Wisconsin a couple must wait 6 days for their marriage license after applying. This article provides a brief overview of the marriage license requirements in New Mexico.
|New Mexico Code section 40-1-10: Marriage License Required|
|Couples who want to get married in New Mexico must obtain a license from a county clerk, and then record their license with the county clerk after the marriage ceremony.|
Restrictions on Who Can Get Married
Not all people in New Mexico are allowed to get married. Marriages between certain relations are prohibited and void in New Mexico, including:
Restrictions on Marriage of Minors:
Does My Marriage License Expire?
Marriage licenses in many states are only valid for a limited period of time. However, marriage licenses in New Mexico don't expire, and because the state doesn't impose a mandatory waiting period, a couple can get married as soon as their marriage license is issued.
Blood Test Requirement
Many states use to require blood tests but most, including New Mexico no longer require a blood test.
State laws change frequently. For case specific information regarding New Mexico's marriage license and blood test requirements contact a local family law attorney.
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