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I got married four years ago, but my marriage certificate was

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I got married four years ago, but my marriage certificate was never submitted by the church official; at least I never got it back. Now, I need to know if I am legally married as I have separated from my spouse. How can I find out if I am married and how can I obtain confirmation in writting? Thanks in advance.
If you were issued a marriage license, went through a ceremony, signed off on the marriage license then the fact that it wasn't filed doesn't mean you weren't married. The actual filing of the license is ministerial.

You would have to contact the clerk of courts in the county where you were married or where it was issued to see if they have it on file and they can give you a copy of it.


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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I did sign, but the church official was supposed to send it wherever it supposed to be sent for submission, and he never did.


 


What if the clerk of court can not locate the record, does that mean I am not married?


 


Should I file for divorce regardless if there is a record of me being married or not?


 


 

No, you are still married and should file for divorce, assuming you want one, whether they can find a copy or not.


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Customer: replied 4 years ago.


thank you.