GET YOUR DOCUMENTS
IN ORDER
 

CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING:

MARRIAGE LICENSE
Process and Requirements

REAL ESTATE
Are you part owner of a summer home?

BUSINESS
Do you own a business?


SOCIAL SECURITY

LIFE INSURANCE POLICY
Who is beneficiary?

BENEFITS FROM TRADE GROUPS, AUTO CLUBS

BANK AND BROKERAGE STATEMENTS

WILLS, TRUSTS, POWER OF ATTORNEY
Who is named?

WHO IS LISTED AS EMERGENCY CONTACT AT HEALTH CLUB, SCHOOL ETC.

CONTRACTS TO RECEIVE MONEY

PENSIONS, IRA, ANNUITIES, RETIREMENT ACCOUNTS

Think you thought of everything?
How about legal documents from real estate and business?

Don't overlook the paperwork.


BANK
Will you add him to your checking account or keep them separate?

YOUR HOUSE
When you get married, your house becomes his and vice versa. Call me about real estate documents to get in order
265-5818.

INSURANCE
Work out the policies with your agent. Who is on the medical plan and who is a beneficiary?
 

 

CHANGING YOUR NAME

Ok, so you've been doodling your new married name for months. Now it's time to make it official!

If you have already gotten married and have a marriage certificate, you can take that to the Social Security office and change your name, and 24 hours later you can take that to the place where you get your Drivers License.

OR

If you got married out of town or out of the country and don't have your marriage certificate back yet, here are the additional steps you have to go through:

1. Go to the Hall of Justice at 6th and Jefferson Street downtown Louisville, go to the 3rd Floor, to room #3001.

2. Ask them for a "Petition to Change Name" form. You can use their typewriter and they will notarize it there. If you take the form with you to fill out later, just remember that it has to be typed and you have to sign it in front of a notary public. You pay for the form with an $8 check or money order. Then you pay them a fee of $43 for something and $5.50 for something else with cash or a check. So you'll need a total of $56.50 when you go down there. I would suggest bringing checks.

3. In about 7-10 days you'll get something called an "Order" in the mail.

4. Take the "Order"  to the Social Security Office on Broadway. 
Downtown: 601 W Broadway # 101, Louisville
East End office: 10503 Timberwood Circle, Suite 50
Local Number (888) 280-5851

5. Wait 24 hours after going to the Social Security Office and then take the "Order" paper to one of the Drivers License places listed below to get your new drivers license:

East Government Center Branch
200 Juneau Drive
Fax: 502.244.1864
Hours: 8:30 to 4:30 T, W, Th, F
Extended hours:
Monday 8:30 to 6:30
Map of East Branch

Bowman Field
3501 Roger E Schupp Street
Louisville, KY 40205
Phone: (502) 595-4405
Office hours: Monday: 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (FOR RENEWALS & DUPLICATES ONLY)

MARRIAGE LICENSE
IN KENTUCKY

From the office of the Jefferson County Clerk website

Where Are Marriage Licenses Issued? 
1. The bride and groom may go to any county in Kentucky to get a marriage license as long as both are 18 years of age or older.
2. 
Marriage licenses may be used in any Kentucky county and cannot be used anywhere but in Kentucky.

Who Issues Marriage Licenses?
1. The county clerk issues marriage licenses. 
2. 
Marriage licenses are valid for 30 days, including the date it is issued, and after that time it is invalid.  Therefore, if the marriage is not solemnized within the 30-day period, the parties must apply for a new license.

Is There a Waiting Period or Blood Test Requirement?
1.
 
No.

The Application Process 
1. An application for a marriage license may be made and signed by written request of the female. 
In most cases, both the man and woman apply for the marriage license in person in the clerk’s office but only the female’s signature to the application is essential.

2. In Jefferson County, you may make application in person at any of our seven branch locations.
    
Click here for a branch location nearest you. Or,  you may make application in person at our  Professional License Department, located in the Jefferson County Clerk’s Office, 527 W. Jefferson St., Room 100A.

3. Identification is required. Acceptable forms of ID include: Drivers License, current picture ID, or passport.
4. Both parties must be 18 years old or older.
5. There is a $34.50 fee for a marriage license.

Prohibited and Restricted Marriages:

1. Marriages between persons who are nearer of kin to each other by blood, than second cousins.
2. Marriages between first cousins.
3. Marriages with a person mentally incompetent.
4. Marriages where there is a husband or wife living, from whom the person marrying has not been divorced.
5. Marriages not solemnized or contracted in the presence of an authorized person or society. 6. Same sex  marriages.
7. Common law marriages.
8. Proxy marriages. 

Marriage With a Person Under age 18 

    Marriages are prohibited and void when at the time of marriage the person is under 18 years of age, if the marriage is without the consent of: 

1. The father or the mother of the person under age 18; or

2. Both the father and the mother, if both are living and the parents are divorced or legally separated, and a court order of joint custody to the parents of the person under eighteen has been issued and is in effect; or

3. The legal guardian or custodial parent of the person under age 18.

Persons Getting Married who are Under age 18 Must: 

1. Provide proper identification: Drivers License or Birth Certificate.
2. Get the Consent to Marriage Form signed and witnessed by the parent or legal guardian.

Marriages of Pregnant Women Under age 18
   
The male and female, or either of them, under the age of eighteen, may apply to a district court judge for permission to marry.   

Solemnization of Marriage 

1. Marriages shall be solemnized only by clergy, justices and judges of the Court of Justice; retired justices and judges of the Court of Justice, except those removed for cause or convicted of a felony; county judge/executives; such justices of the peace and fiscal court commissioners as the Governor or the county judge/executive authorizes, and certain religious societies.

2. At least two persons in addition to the parties and the person solemnizing the marriage must be present at every marriage.
3. There are no residency requirements or licensing requirements applicable to ministers or priests who wish to perform marriages in Kentucky.
4. A minister or priest, all justices and judges of the Court of Justice, justices of the peace and fiscal court commissioners may perform marriages anywhere in Kentucky