Owings Mills, MD asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Maryland

Q: Do i need witness for marriage and is maryland a safe state

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Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
  • Rockville, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: All states require a marriage license to get married, and an officiant to conduct the marriage, and then certify the marriage after the ceremony by filing the affidavit required by law that the marriage was performed within 180 days of the license date, as well as any other legal requirements. The witness requirements are stated in the license and form affidavit, and you can obtain the details of everything you need by going to the circuit court for the Maryland county (or City of Baltimore) where you reside to get the necessary forms and application for the license. You can also google all this information and read about it on the official circuit court website. I have no idea what you mean by a "safe state." You will have to explain what your concern is as I have never heard of such a question as it relates to marriage before.

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