Pursuant to applicable Louisiana Statutes, only one party is required to come in to purchase the marriage license.
The applying party must provide items 1 through 4 for Louisiana birth records are available in our office. In addition, a photocopy of the birth record must be retained by the Clerk of Court.
If under the age of 16, in addition to the parental signature requirements, a Court Order is needed. 90) prohibits the marriage of persons who are related by blood or adoption with the fourth degree collateral. For any other questions, please call the Marriage Department at 337-291-6335.
Covenant Marriage Act Contracting a Covenant Marriage The couple who chooses to enter into a Covenant Marriage agrees to be bound by two serious limitations on obtaining a divorce or separation.
These limitations do not apply to other couples married in Louisiana: After discussing the meaning of a Covenant Marriage with the counselor, the couple must also sign, together with an attestation by the counselor, a notarized affidavit to the effect that the counselor has discussed with them: The two documents which comprise the Declaration of Intent - the recitation and the affidavit with attestation - must be presented to the official who issues the marriage license with the couple's application for a marriage license.
The Declaration of Intent can be downloaded by clicking HERE.
LEGAL SEPARATION IN A COVENANT MARRIAGE In order to obtain a legal separation (which is not a divorce and therefore does not end the marriage), a spouse to a Covenant Marriage must first obtain counseling and then must prove: DIVORCE IN A COVENANT MARRIAGE A marriage that is not a Covenant Marriage may be ended by divorce more easily than that of a Covenant Marriage .
Marriage Officiant Affidavit Request for Certified Marriage License Copy Justices of the Peace Information on Birth Certificates is available.