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Month: December 2019

Couple Changed Their Mind

The ceremony went off without a hitch. But now that it is over, the couple wants to be unhitched. Or, preferably, never hitched at all. What’s a JP to do? You witnessed the affirmation. And now, the couple says they don’t want to be married. They ask you, their officiant, not to submit the paperwork. To pretend like it never happened. Like, um, you never met us. Okay? Well, not so fast. Each state’s laws are presented differently, but all essentially say the same thing. Once the officiant solemnizes the marriage, he or she must record it and process the . . .