Are common law marriages accepted in the state?

Since 1923, common law marriages cannot be entered into in Nebraska. Ropken v. Ropken, 169 Neb. 352, 99 N.W.2d 480. Because the state accepts marriages that are validly entered into elsewhere, a common law marriage of another state would be accepted here ’42-117. However, residents of Nebraska cannot temporarily enter a common law marriage state to achieve that status. Binger v. Binger, 158 Neb. 444, 63 NW.2d 784.

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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?