Renee2014
Super April 2014

Mistake on marriage license

Renee2014, on April 20, 2014 at 5:04 PM Posted in Married Life 0 9
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So I want to go next week to legally change my name. We got our marriage certificate but there is a mistake. They put my DH was born in Casper, Wisconisn not Casper, Wyoming. How big of an issue is this and how easy is it to fix?

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  • Celia Milton
    December 2019
    Celia Milton ·
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    Contact the issuing office; they'll have to issue a correction, but it's not a big deal NOW. It could be a big deal later.

    I tell my couples to ruthlessly go over their license at every stage; the closer you catch the mistake to where it was made, the faster it is to correct.

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  • Antoinette
    Super July 2015
    Antoinette ·
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    I know here in Illinois everything have to be correct before they will even marry u. They had us to look over it when we sign and got our certificate. I know this one couple who they messed up had to go run and get it fixed before they married them and they did it the same day. Just went back and had them correct it. That was four years ago.

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  • T-Rex
    Master August 2013
    T-Rex ·
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    Eek. Does this mean you're not legally married?

    We had to triple check before we were even allowed to sign ours. When did you notice the mistake?

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  • Renee2014
    Super April 2014
    Renee2014 ·
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    It was correct when we applied and sent everything to the state. The issue came when they mailed it back.

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  • sarah
    Expert April 2014
    sarah ·
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    If you havent got married yet then you just have to pay to get a new license i believe. But if you cath the mistake after the marriage license has been filed for marriage certification then you have to file an appeal or something.

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  • Renee2014
    Super April 2014
    Renee2014 ·
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    I guess I am using the wrong term. It's the marriage certificate that is incorrect. Our license prior to the ceremony was correct.

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  • Celia Milton
    December 2019
    Celia Milton ·
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    You're married, lol.....Where do you live?

    Here is the thing with any questions about licensing; every state is different. Wildly different. The only authority (beside me, in NJ, lol) is the office you need to deal with.

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  • Nancy Taussig
    December 2019
    Nancy Taussig ·
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    If it is their mistake, they probably won't charge you for a new license. You'll just have to get your officiant to sign/seal the new one.

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  • We'llAlwaysHaveParis
    Master November 2013
    We'llAlwaysHaveParis ·
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    Our priest put the wrong date on ours. I had to go back to the office and get a new license, but all it cost me was inconvenience and time. It wasn't a big deal to get it fixed at all.

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