Do we need a license to renew our vows?

No new license is necessary and none should be issued if a couple is renewing their vows. Marriages are void if either party has a spouse living at the time of the marriage, ’42-103. The renewal is ceremonial in nature only and has no legal effect on the existing marriage of the parties. Similarly, no new license should be issued if the parties were married in another state or country. If the marriage has been validly contracted under the laws of another state or another country, it is effective here -’42-117.

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1. Is there a waiting period before remarriage after a divorce?
2. Are there age requirements for marriage?
3. Must Social Security Numbers be included on the Application?
4. Do we need a license to renew our vows?
5. Are rubella tests for female applicants required?
6. If a foreign birth certificate is presented as proof of age and the parties claim to be of age, must that document be accepted?
7. Can minors be witnesses?
8. Must a minister be a resident of or certified in Nebraska?
9. What elements are required in the marriage ceremony?
10. Are same-sex marriages allowed?
11. Are common law marriages accepted in the state?
12. Can a customer get an official copy of a marriage license from the County Clerk's office?
13. Are prenuptial agreements allowed in Nebraska?