Family Law

Family law questions? Ask a family lawyer online.

Connect one-on-one with {0} who will answer your question

Related Family Law Questions
Are ministers ordained through the Christian Harvest Church
Are ministers ordained through the Christian Harvest Church legally recognized in North Carolina? … read more
Edward
Edward
Doctoral Degree
3,015 satisfied customers
My husband is an ordained Lutheran minister in California. A
My husband is an ordained Lutheran minister in California. A friend would like him to officiate his wedding in Arizona. Is this legal and what if any steps would be needed to perform the wedding cerem… read more
Andres Sanchez
Andres Sanchez
Juris Doctorate
2,231 satisfied customers
My daughter and her fiance are planning to be married in St.
My daughter and her fiance are planning to be married in St. Louis, MO next September (2020). They have asked a former minister to conduct the ceremony, and he is an ordained minister who serves a congregation in Kentucky. Will he be able to legally perform the ceremony? … read more
Edward
Edward
Doctoral Degree
3,015 satisfied customers
My fiancé and I would like to get married in Outerbanks, NC
Hi! My fiancé and I would like to get married in Outerbanks, NC while we are on vacation on July 18th. Do we need to get a marriage license in NC when we first arrive for vacation earlier in the week?… read more
Christopher B, Esq.
Christopher B, Esq.
Attorney
Juris Doctor
8,752 satisfied customers
My boyfriend and I had a symbolic wedding ceremony in
My boyfriend and I had a symbolic wedding ceremony in Mexico. How do we make it legal in the U.S. … read more
Nisha Jones
Nisha Jones
Juris Doctorate
4,799 satisfied customers
I am a minister of the Universal Life ministry and have
I am a minister of the Universal Life ministry and have performed a wedding in Pa. I have been asked to officiate my brother's marriage ceremony in the town of Hempstead NY. According to the ULM websi… read more
DanLegal
DanLegal
Law Partner
Juris Doctor
7,833 satisfied customers
I am a lay person who has been asked to officiate a wedding
I am a lay person who has been asked to officiate a wedding in Michigan. Are the online minister (Such as American Marriage Ministries or Universal Life Church) ordinations legal in Michigan? … read more
Michael Bradley
Michael Bradley
retired
Doctoral Degree
5,871 satisfied customers
I just have a general question, wouldn't normally ask a
Hi, I just have a general question, wouldn't normally ask a lawyer this question, but I haven't used this service for a while and government is closed and I need the answer pretty quickly.My fiance an… read more
RobertJDFL
RobertJDFL
Lawyer
Juris Doctorate
3,302 satisfied customers
I'm getting married in North Carolina at the end of February
I'm getting married in North Carolina at the end of February and I've asked my brothers to co-officiate. My brothers are not officially...er...officiants and I've read that North Carolina laws are a l… read more
legalgems
legalgems
Juris Doctorate
21,086 satisfied customers
I was ordained as a marriage officiant by the American
I was ordained as a marriage officiant by the American Marriage Ministries in 2015. My ID# ***** ***** Will Wake County, NC accept a marriage I perform as legal?… read more
ScottyMacEsq
ScottyMacEsq
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
3,181 satisfied customers
My daughter is getting married in Glen Mills, PA.Their
My daughter is getting married in Glen Mills, PA.Their friend is becoming a minister on line and they want him to do the ceremony. Would their marriage be legal? They live in New York City.… read more
Barrister
Barrister
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
3,966 satisfied customers
I am an ordained deacon in a baptist church in NC. Can I
I am an ordained deacon in a baptist church in NC. Can I perform a marriage ceremony in NC?… read more
N Cal Atty
N Cal Atty
JD
7,735 satisfied customers
Me and my fiancé got married last Saturday. he is in prison
me and my fiancé got married last Saturday. he is in prison and the chaplain was supposed to get the marriage license but did not. we live in nc and now we are unable to get a license in that state bc… read more
Sam
Sam
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
10,701 satisfied customers
Do you mean to say that in North Carolina all I have to do
Do you mean to say that in North Carolina all I have to do is sign the marriage certificate as a minister, whether or not I am one, and there is no registration list or public record of who is or who … read more
LawTalk
LawTalk
Attorney and Counselor at Law
Juris Doctor
9,034 satisfied customers
Our church has licensed a fellow into the gospel ministry.
Our church has licensed a fellow into the gospel ministry. Can he officiate weddings in NC?… read more
Loren
Loren
43,553 satisfied customers
My daughter wants her cousin to officiate at her wedding. He
My daughter wants her cousin to officiate at her wedding. He did this in Virginia for his brother. We live in NC.Will he be allowed to do this and how does he go about getting his credentials?… read more
ScottyMacEsq
ScottyMacEsq
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
3,181 satisfied customers
This is TRICKY. A couple has a ceromony. The minister read
This is TRICKY. A couple has a ceromony. The minister read the vows , they repeated, they said I DO. But , the couple did not obtain a marriage license before or after the ceromony. Now, 2 years later… read more
Daniel Solutions
Daniel Solutions
Doctoral Degree
5,212 satisfied customers
I am a licensed ordained NC mininster. I have been asked to
I am a licensed ordained NC mininster. I have been asked to perform a Wedding in Florida. Am I legally able to perform this ceremony? Is there any thing I need to do ahead of time to prepare for this … read more
Law Educator, Esq.
Law Educator, Esq.
138,507 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).

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:

RayAnswers

RayAnswers

Lawyer

14,379 satisfied customers

30 years as a family law lawyer .

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

11,978 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.

P. Simmons

P. Simmons

Lawyer

4,087 satisfied customers

16 yrs. of experience including family law.

Barrister

Barrister

Lawyer

3,966 satisfied customers

Attorney with 19 years experience

RobertJDFL

RobertJDFL

Lawyer

3,302 satisfied customers

Experienced in multiple areas of the law.

ScottyMacEsq

ScottyMacEsq

Lawyer

3,181 satisfied customers

Licensed Texas General Practice Attorney

< Previous | Next >

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