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Marriage entails a lot of preparation. But before getting into major wedding plans, every couple must first ensure that they will comply with state requirements for the union to be considered legal. Marriage in all states is deemed as legal only when a license has been obtained.
Have you ever wondered whether a prenuptial agreement is the same as a premarital agreement? If so, this is the blog for you. Indeed, they are the same. In fact, Merriam-Webster defines the word “nuptial” as “of or relating to a marriage or wedding ceremony.” The term “prenuptial” therefore means that something occurs before the marriage takes place. In New Mexico, prenuptial agreements are known as “premarital agreements.”
What Are the Requirements in New Mexico for a Valid Marriage?
Becoming married in New Mexico is pretty easy to do, assuming you are qualified to be married and follow all the necessary steps. The number one requirement for marriage is to not already be married. Being married to more than one person at the same time is known as polygamy. Although marriage laws are state-specific, crossing into a new state does not create another legal marriage opportunity for the already married.