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What if the witness to my marriage is under the age of 16.

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Hi, what if the witness to my marriage is under the age of 16. Does it void my marriage license? Thanks
Submitted: 1 year ago via USmarriagelaws.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  N Cal Attorney replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for your question.
How long ago was the wedding performed?
In which State did the wedding happen?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
3 yrs ago . Anoka, Minnesota
Expert:  N Cal Attorney replied 1 year ago.
The witnesses must be over 16, see
https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/statutes/?id=517.10
Were there more than two witnesses?
What you have is called a putative marriage if you have not held yourselves out as married in one of the States that still recognizes common law marriages (which Minnesota does not although it recognizes as valid common law marriages made in other States).
The States that allow common law marriage are listed at
http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/common-law-marriage-faq-29086-2.html
Did you travel together to any of those places while you thought you were married?