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Registered: ‎12-05-2010

Does anyone know the procedure of a Court House Ceremony?

Is there an actual ceremony or is there just signing of papers?

My husband and I have been living together as man and wife for 25 years. We file joint income tax returns, we hold property jointly - we represent ourselves as husband and wife - legally we are considered married by Common Law - however, the SS Office said there could be a problem in the future, to be on the safe side was advised to get the license.

Do I need to bring witnesses?

Also - is there a gratuity to the Judge and if so, how much?

I feel silly ;-0