Shorter Waiting Periods for Marriage or Civil Union in NJ?
- April 10, 2013
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The NJ Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee approved legislation that does away with the 72 hour waiting period for a marriage license. The move by the legislature is intended to give New Jersey a competitive advantage against other states as a wedding destination. The legislation A-1335S-2106 also permits couples seeking marriage or civil union licenses to obtain them in the municipality where the ceremony is to occur where presently the licenses may only be obtained in the municipality where at least one party lives. Presently the surrounding states of Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware and Maryland have waiting periods of 24 hours or more. This legislation would most likely benefit New Jersey’s financially ailing Atlantic City as well as beach and scenic areas. For more information on civil union, marriage, domestic partnership, pre-nuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements, palimony agreements, dissolution, divorce, child support, custody, parenting time/visitation, adoption, modifications, alimony, palimony or other family law matters in New Jersey visit HeatherDarlingLawyer.com. This blog is for informational purposes only and in no way intended to replace the advice of an attorney regarding your specific matter.