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Who Can Perform a Wedding Ceremony? Posted on Oct 2

Who Can Perform a Wedding Ceremony?

Couples can be married either by a member of the clergy, Justice of the Peace, or friend/family member. Want a friend or family member to perform your wedding ceremony? A One Day Marriage Designation is available from the Governor’s Office. Applications are available online. The application   …Continue Reading Who Can Perform a Wedding Ceremony?

Child Brides Posted on Jan 8

In Massachusetts, under MGL c.207, s. 25, a person under eighteen cannot marry without parental consent . Massachusetts does not have a law specifying the minimum age at which a person can marry with a parent’s consent. The process requires court approval, so whether or   …Continue Reading Child Brides