Just as there are laws regarding divorce in Pennsylvania, there are laws about marriage. These laws address issues such as obtaining a marriage license, a required 3 day waiting period, obtaining a syphilis test and taking an oral examination. There are restrictions on who individuals can marry, including, minors, incompetents, persons under the influence and relatives.The laws also set forth who may officiate over a wedding, what is done with the marriage certificate after the wedding, and when is a missing spouse presumed deceased. Provisions for annulling a marriage also exist. Like divorce, getting married may be a little more complicated than you thought. Ask our family law lawyers to help with any needed interpretation.
David Grunfeld, Esquire