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Legal Marriage Question

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    Posted 15 June 2007 - 02:51 AM

    First I promise I will post some photos soon. I've worked 10 days straigth since we got back from the honeymoon! I got our legal marriage liscense translated to English and received it in the mail today. Where do I need to take it so that California recognizes our marriage? Thanks for your help.

    #2 olisa6

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      Posted 18 June 2007 - 09:11 PM

      I have no idea but I will need to know in October. So, I am waiting for other brides to reply to this question.

      #3 lauraandmatt

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        Posted 04 May 2009 - 09:21 AM

        Does anyone have an answer to this question? We just got back last week and I tried to file it with my local county with no luck! No one seems to know what to do. any thoughts would be great...

        #4 charliebaby24@yahoo.com

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          Posted 13 May 2009 - 06:50 PM

          I don't know that this will be much help for the above brides, but we are going to get married in July at the Hilton and they told us a legal ceremony would have to be in Spanish and we wanted it in English, so that would just be a "blessing ceremony." So we just got married by a retired judge here in IL. We went to our county and got a marriage license ($10) and then paid $200 for a retired judge to come to my mom's house and marry us in front of all our parents. Then after a few weeks, we got a certificate from the same place we got the license and now we are legally married and ready to go to Mexico and have the ceremony with no snags. It's not what we thought we would do, but it definitely took the pressure off. We are legally married now, but the ceremony on the beach will be our anniversary date and the one that matters with all our friends and family there.

          #5 Bridget810

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            Posted 29 May 2009 - 03:30 PM

            I have the same question! Although I did not get married in Mexico (I got married in Grand Cayman), I tried to register it in our local courts, and nobody seems to know what I need to do to make sure the marriage is valid in the US. I've been researching this for days, and I've only found info on the legalities BEFORE you get married abroad--but what about afterward? Help please!

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