It can take up to five years for a marriage to be recognized in the United States.
It can last up to ten years before it can be recognized by the courts.
Marriages can get recognized by either state or federal courts.
But if the couple can’t reach a settlement or if the courts say the marriage was not legally valid, then the couple may need to file a petition with the court.
If they do file the petition, it will take at least five years.
The petition must be filed within 90 days of the date of the marriage, or within one year after the date the couple entered into the marriage contract.
The marriage may be recognized if the court finds that there was “unanimity” of opinion on the issue of the validity of the contract, according to a law enforcement source.
The state of Alabama has a law on its website that allows couples to get married without a court order.
The source of the news article:The Birmingham News (www.bhamnews.com)