Ask a Lawyer and Get Answers to Your Legal Questions
Good morning. I am Loren, a licensed attorney, and I look forward to assisting you.
Even though never officiated, was it signed by an officiant and returned to the county clerk.
Are you online with me?
Unless the marriage license was signed by an officiant and returned to the county for filing, the marriage does not legally exist. In other words, the mere act of obtaining a license to marry, without following up with further required acts to marry does not create a legally recognized marriage
So, no, if the marriage was never solemnized and signed off by an officiant, it is not a legal marriage.