Marriage contract shall include the following information regarding the parties:
? Dates of birth
Marriage contracts may consist of such articles as:
1. Agreement participants
2. Primary agreement
6. Termination of the relationship
Another important document for the person who is going to get married is a marriage license. People are not really married unless they obtain a marriage license. When you marry with a marriage license, you grant the State jurisdiction over your marriage. To get a license, a written application must be filed with the Clerk of the Superior Court in any county of the state or with some justices of the peace, city clerks or town clerks. Call the Clerk of the Superior Court in your state for information on where to apply for a marriage license. The official, who issues the marriage license, shall show on the face of it the exact time and date of issuance. The official shall also indicate on the marriage license whether the parties intend to enter into a covenant marriage.
Covenant marriage does not replace the kind of marriage already available. Instead it offers an additional option to couples who wish to marry. The covenant marriage differs both in the steps necessary to get married, and the reasons why a legal separation or divorce may be granted by the court. Covenant marriage is a commitment for life.
To enter into a covenant marriage, the couple first must have counseling (called "premarital counseling") from a member of the clergy or a marriage counselor. Then, when applying for a marriage license to be married, both must show their intention to enter into a covenant marriage by signing a special statement (or "declaration") on the application form. In a covenant marriage, legal separation or divorce may be granted by the court only for specific reasons, listed in state law.