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I understand that you do not wish to be married. Technically you are actually married, but the State does not have the proper record of it. That could be remedied by the filing of a delayed marriage certificate.
The State of New Jersey provides the following information about this type of situation:
When a marriage license is not files a delayed report of marriage, may be filed. 1) An application requesting the marriage certificate is made to ensure the record is not on file. 2) A marriage which occurred within the last seven years and where there is documentary proof a late marriage can be recorded. 3) If the marriage license application is not available, then a court order must be obtained directing the State Bureau of Vital Statistics and Registration to place the marriage on file as a delayed record. The Record Modification unit at 1-***-***-**** extension 581 has additional information.
Now because you do not want to be married you may be better off filing for an Annulment. An annulment is a determination by the court that the purported marriage never legally took place. Rather than a divorce it is as if the marriage never took place.
You may wonder why you should bother since there is no record of the marriage filed with the state, The problem is that if you do not take steps to make sure the marriage is legally ended you could inadvertently find yourself with more difficulty later on. Your ex could file for the late recording without you knowing and you could wind up as an inadvertent bigamist (if you married later) or a claim to your assets could be made by your ex (imagine if you hit the lottery).
So to be safe you may wish to file for the annullment.
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