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Can I ask at the moment of the civil marriage to

FOR RAYCan I ask at the moment of the civil marriage to have as my last name mine and my husband's?I want to keep my last name but I don't want to use hyphen.So now I'm Tayene Giustino Silveira (Silveira is last name) and I'll be Tayene Giustino Silveira Westmoreland (Silveira Westmoreland as last name)Is that possible in FL?

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My son (USA citizen) is going to get married in 10 days. s

HiMy son (USA citizen) is going to get married in 10 days. His fiancé's is coming from India to USA this weekend with a fiancée (K1 visa). They are supposed to get married in within 90 days of her arrival to USA with K1 visa.We live in Virginia and we are planning a religious (Hindu) wedding in a temple in New Jersey on 12th March.We inquired at county court office for marriage registrations in Virginia and explained them that we are planning the religious wedding in New Jersey and asked them how to register the marriage so that she can submit the marriage certificate for her green card process. The clerk suggested that they can file an application in Virginia for civil marriage and get it officiated through the approved pastors (we got the list of pastors from her) to receive a marriage certificate. She suggested that religious and civil marriages can be treated as 2 independent events and many people do that way. She also told us that they can get Virginia marriage certificate only for marriages officiated in Virginia. So the religious marriage performed in NJ can't be registered in Virginia.So our plan is to get the religious wedding performed on March 12th in New Jersey and apply and get the civil marriage license in Virginia (in the county court where we live) the following week. We can use only the civil marriage certificate (and the date of wedding) for filing the green card for her.Our questions are:Is it OK to have 2 different dates for marriage (one for civil and the other for religious)? And is it OK to perform these 2 events in different states? I heard that it is quite common. But we are not very much familiar with marriage law in USA. Will this pose any issue in applying for the green card? For all official purposes, we can use civil marriage certificate. Are we required to mention both the dates in any application process for green card?If we have to perform the marriage in Somerset County in NJ and register there itself, what do we need to do (since we are not residents of NJ)? Is it a good idea?Is it a good idea to keep both the dates same or it does not matter?Since we have very limited time to act, we want to make sure of our plan (perform religious wedding on 12th March in New Jersey and apply, perform and obtain civil certificate in Virginia the following week) is right and will have no complications for paperwork in future.Appreciate your help.

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I was married this past year and have a divorce pending that

I was married this past year and have a divorce pending that should be finalized as soon as march 06. It was brought to my attention after being married to someone who was not a citizen and tried to open a I30 case for himself that someone had a pending case open with myself as the petitioner.It seems that a religious marriage in the UAE from over a year ago that is not recognized by the attorney General office in the US is still haunting me. The person never gave me a copy of yhe marriage certifcate nor did the court there. For all I know I was never legally married to the person. Flash forward a year and a half later and the marriage that I actually legally consented to will be over on the 6th of march *godwilling*. My question is in regards ***** *****#1 of the religious marriage, that may or not be legal out of the country Could this person ever have the ability grounds to charge me with bigamy if they comd here? Even after the second marriage was disolved? P.s. this person spent jailtime overseas for battery on me

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What are legal consequences to a woman who marries another

What are legal consequences to a woman who marries another person in the church (not legally ), while her divorce is not finalized by court yet.

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This is a canon law question Catholic Church ,

This is a canon law question for the Catholic Church Hello, my question is this and it's a bit out of the ordinary, but it would clear things up, my first cousin divorced because her spouse was having affairs with others, she has not seen him in a long time or knows his whereabouts or anything about him, if she received an annulment to remarry, here is where it gets confusing or conflicted , since first cousins are not allowed to marry per say because of consanguinity, to the fourth degree, if she remarried in a civil marriage, is there any way the Catholic Church would allow this marriage to be valid ! I'm thinking the answer is no, in that case would the marriage be invalid , and if so there is no way for it to be con validated to receive communion or sacraments in the Catholic Church? Thanks

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If you get a catholic annulment , can you remarry in the Catholic

If you get a catholic annulment , can you remarry in the Catholic Church, also what proof must your new spouse have to remarry you?

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I am currently a F1 student. I am planning to get married to

I am currently a F1 student. I am planning to get married to my fiance. He is here on H1B. We want to do a civil marriage. What are the steps involved.

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It is possible to cancelled and re apply marriage license before

It is possible to cancelled and re apply marriage license before submitting to the marriage bureau?

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Dan...we performed a religious wedding ceremony in Bosnia.

Hi Dan...we performed a religious wedding ceremony in Bosnia. However, Bosnia recognizes only civil marriages. We never completed a license at the municipal registrar's office in Bosnia. However, my ex boyfriend asked the priest to issue a church certificate. My ex boyfriend then took that church certificate and registered the marriage in Greece, since Greece accepts church weddings. I called the Bosnian embassy and they said our marriage is not valid in Bosnia. Are we now married in Texas or only in Greece?

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