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Same Sex Marriage Waiting Period

Many same sex couples in New York were thrilled last year when the Marriage Equality Act was passed and couples waited in line for hours to get married on July 24, 2011. Now that same sex marriage is an option in the state, if you are interested in marrying your partner in New York, there are a few things that you should know beforehand. Although you can apply for a marriage license and receive it on the same day, you cannot get married within 24 hours of obtaining it. Under current New York State law, you must wait a period of at least 24 hours before getting married.

However, if both parties are over the age of 16, a justice of the peace or a judge can waive the waiting period. Do you want to marry your partner? If so, you need to understand what laws exist that regulate same sex marriages. Contact the Meyers Law Group today to discuss your upcoming nuptials. Once contacted, you'll have the chance to speak with a Long Island family lawyer from our office who can advise you of your rights and the benefits of same sex marriage.