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Michigan Compiled Laws Complete Through PA 227 of 2022
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Marriage Law, MCL 551.1-551.18
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Section 551.1SectionMarriage between individuals of same sex as invalid contract.
Section 551.2SectionMarriage as civil contract; consent; license; solemnization.
Section 551.3SectionIncapacity; persons man prohibited from marrying.
Section 551.4SectionIncapacity; persons woman prohibited from marrying.
Section 551.5SectionBigamy prohibited.
Section 551.6SectionRepealed. 2001, Act 9, Imd. Eff. May 29, 2001.
Section 551.7SectionPersons authorized to solemnize marriage; records; return of licenses and certificates; disposition of fees charged by mayor or county clerk.
Section 551.8SectionRepealed. 1983, Act 64, Imd. Eff. May 26, 1983.
Section 551.9SectionSolemnization of marriage; form; declaration by parties; witnesses.
Section 551.14SectionUnlawful marriage by person authorized to solemnize marriage; penalty.
Section 551.15SectionCeremony performance with knowledge of lack of authority or legal impediment; penalty.
Section 551.16SectionWant of jurisdiction or authority to solemnize marriage; affect on marriage.
Section 551.17SectionDenominational modes of solemnization; effect of chapter.
Section 551.18SectionCertificates and records of marriage as evidence.

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