Massachusetts Marriage Laws 3

Statutes and Laws Specific to Marriage in Massachusetts

Also See: Massachusetts Divorce Laws

Title III of the Massachusetts Legislature is “Domestic Relations .” Title III, Chapter 259 is where you can find the Massachusetts Marriage Code and all relevant sections, which describe in detail the laws that affect marriage in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Actionable Contracts; Necessity of Writing (Title V, Chapter 259, Section 1):

Massachusetts Marriage License (Title III, Chapter 27, Sextion 28):


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  • Lisa

    I have a question: I am a German citizen and my partner is Namibian. We are living in Namibia. We got married in Massachussets almost 3 years ago in a very spontanious situation. My friend an American and his wife Namibian were our witnesses and he than told me I would be able to make a prenuptial contract later on in Namibia. When we camer back to Namibia it was not like that. In fact we should have filed that contract in advance of the wedding. Now I would like to know if beeing married without a contract does that mean that all that I owned before our marriage does now belong to him 50 % ( I have a house in my name in Namibia that I bought long time before getting married) or everything that has been aquired after getting married will be divided 50% ? I would very much appreciate if I could get an answer to that?
    With kind regards
    Christina Schulz