Family Law

Family law questions? Ask a family lawyer online.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Are 2 witnesses required for a marriage to be valid in

Customer Question
Are 2 witnesses required...

Are 2 witnesses required for a marriage to be valid in Florida?

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a FL lawyer about this?

No

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have been taken so far?

Certificate of marriage has been issued but there is only one witness

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

We are having regrets about he marriage and looking for a way out

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Family Law
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Family Law Question
Answered in 5 minutes by:
12/23/2017
Family Lawyer: RayAnswers, Lawyer replied 7 months ago
RayAnswers
RayAnswers, Lawyer
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 48,830
Experience: 30 years as a family law lawyer .
Verified

Hi and welcome to JA. Ray here to help you today.Please bear with me a few moments while I review your question and respond.

Ask Your Own Family Law Question
Family Lawyer: RayAnswers, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

No witnesses are not required by Florida law only that the affiant, person who marries you sign it and record it.

Reference

Are witnesses required to sign the marriage certificate?

Although the marriage certificate has spaces for two witnesses to sign,

witnesses are not specifically required by law. However, it is

recommended that two witnessess, other than the Notary, sign the marriage

certificate in the event that proof of the marriage ceremony is necessary in the

future. Remember, though, you are not notarizing the signatures of the witnesses.

https://www.flgov.com/wp-content/uploads/notary/wedding_handbook.pdf

I appreciate the chance to help you today.Thanks again and congrats.

If you can positive rate 5 stars it is much appreciated.

Ask Your Own Family Law Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a family lawyerLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask RayAnswers Your Own Question
RayAnswers
RayAnswers
RayAnswers, Lawyer
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 48,830
48,830 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 30 years as a family law lawyer .

RayAnswers is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Not only did he answer my Michigan divorce question but was also able to help me out with it, too. I have since won my legal case on this matter and thank you so much for it.

LeeMichigan

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

11,971 satisfied customers

Private practice with focus on family, criminal, PI, consumer protection, and business consultation.

LawTalk

LawTalk

Attorney and Counselor at Law

9,034 satisfied customers

30 years legal experience. I remain current in Family Law through regular continuing education.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Attorney

7,856 satisfied customers

I provide family and divorce law advice to my clients in my firm.

P. Simmons

P. Simmons

Lawyer

3,624 satisfied customers

16 yrs. of experience including family law.

Barrister

Barrister

Lawyer

3,607 satisfied customers

Attorney with 17 years experience

RobertJDFL

RobertJDFL

Lawyer

3,019 satisfied customers

Experienced in multiple areas of the law.

ScottyMacEsq

ScottyMacEsq

Lawyer

2,828 satisfied customers

Licensed Texas General Practice Attorney

< Previous | Next >

Related Family Law Questions
Looking to get married in Chicago. 2 pieces of picture ID
looking to get married in Chicago. 2 pieces of picture ID required, but I have only a Valid Passport.Legal residency issue a barrier to getting second ID. Any thoughts on how to get marriage license w… read more
N.Brown ESQ
N.Brown ESQ
Juris Doctorate
185 satisfied customers
I would like to know the Nevada statute that specifically
I would like to know the Nevada statute that specifically talks about the comodity clause. … read more
RayAnswers
RayAnswers
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
48,830 satisfied customers
If i got married in the state of Florida and obtained a
If i got married in the state of Florida and obtained a marriage certificate but My husband and I live in the state of Louisiana. Do i have to apply in Louisiana, transfer my marriage license, or get … read more
Gerald, Esq
Gerald, Esq
Juris Doctor
4,028 satisfied customers
I went to the courthouse to be married and got a license and
I went to the courthouse to be married and got a license and had the ceremony and a signed marriage certificate. I got a letter from the courthouse a few weeks later and there was a problem with my hu… read more
LegalGems
LegalGems
Juris Doctorate
12,775 satisfied customers
I live in florida, do i need an attorney to make a pre
I live in florida, do i need an attorney to make a pre nuptial contract or can I make it for myself?… read more
lucy7368
lucy7368
Juris Doctor
763 satisfied customers
I have a complicated issue. My same sex partner and I went
I have a complicated issue. My same sex partner and I went to Toronto in 2003/2004 to get married. We did have a ceremony and received a ceremonial certificate signed by the judge. However, we never r… read more
lucy7368
lucy7368
Juris Doctor
763 satisfied customers
I was married in 1995, but retained my last name, but filed
I was married in 1995, but retained my last name, but filed all tax returns Married filing joint, with my social security name and my husband used his social security name. We were married by a licens… read more
PaulmoJD
PaulmoJD
Attorney At Law
Doctoral Degree
106 satisfied customers
My wife and I are citizens of India. We had our religious marriage
My wife and I are citizens of India. We had our religious marriage ceremony in India in June 2014; however, we weren't able to legally register at that time. We recently (in June 2015) got out legally… read more
Ely
Ely
Counselor at Law
Juris Doctor
11,971 satisfied customers
My husband and I got married 10 years ago in tampa,fl and we
My husband and I got married 10 years ago in tampa,fl and we filed for divorced. It turns out that our marriage license was never recorded in public records; however, it's shown in their system that t… read more
lucy7368
lucy7368
Juris Doctor
763 satisfied customers
I am a US Citizens. I was married to a then Dominican/US resident
I am a US Citizens. I was married to a then Dominican/US resident in the Dominican Republic. I have a marriage certificate from the proper Dominican authority in spanish attesting to the marriage, but… read more
Ely
Ely
Counselor at Law
Juris Doctor
11,971 satisfied customers
for attorney N Cal Attorney Please provide me the list of
for attorney N Cal Attorney Please provide me the list of documents to gather (my girlfriend and I) and where I should go to marry. She is a new GC holder (formerly asylee) and I am a non immigrant al… read more
N Cal Atty
N Cal Atty
Doctoral Degree
59 satisfied customers
Dear Sir / Madam I wish to facilitate a marriage for two
Dear Sir / Madam I wish to facilitate a marriage for two people , both with British passeports, in Florida . The lady ( in her forties ) is Ukrainian , by birth and has always been single , and the ge… read more
ScottyMacEsq
ScottyMacEsq
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
2,828 satisfied customers
My Marriage License was validated by a Notary for the state
My Marriage License was validated by a Notary for the state of florida. Although the notary was registered in florida, she was a resident of the state of Missouri at the time she notorized the documen… read more
LawTalk
LawTalk
Attorney and Counselor at Law
Juris Doctor
9,034 satisfied customers
My 17 year old daughter is pregnant and a Mississippi resident.
My 17 year old daughter is pregnant and a Mississippi resident. Her fiancee is 17 but has been emancipated for military duty. Will may daughter be allowed to receive a marriage license in the state of… read more
RayAnswers
RayAnswers
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
48,830 satisfied customers
Where can I find an example of a ceremonial marriage in a different
Where can I find an example of a ceremonial marriage in a different country being dismissed in florida?… read more
JPEsq
JPEsq
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
5,086 satisfied customers
I got married in St. Kitts and followed all the rules they
I got married in St. Kitts and followed all the rules they require for it to be legal there. But, I am concern because the marriage certificate I received was a copy written out and stamp by the regis… read more
Legalease
Legalease
Attorney At Law
Doctor of Law w/ highest honors
15,719 satisfied customers
My girlfriend is from the United Kingdom and Im from Nebraska.
My girlfriend is from the United Kingdom and I'm from Nebraska. We are getting together in New York City on December 28, 2009 through January 7, 2010. We want to get married while she is here. What do… read more
RayAnswers
RayAnswers
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
48,830 satisfied customers
I am going to sign a Prenuptial Agreement but in Florida state
I am going to sign a Prenuptial Agreement but in Florida state where it is recuired to have two witnesses to sign the Agreement at the same. Can we skip that part? Will the Agreement still be valid in… read more
LegalEase
LegalEase
Attorney At Law
Juris Doctor
892 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x