Washington DC Marriage Laws 0

Statutes and Laws Specific to Marriage in Washington DC

Also See: Washington DC Divorce Laws

Title 46 of the Washington DC. Legislature is “Domestic Relations.” Title 46, Subtitle I, Chapter 4 is where you can find the Washington DC. Marriage Code and all relevant sections, which describe in detail the laws that affect marriage in Washington DC..

Although you can view all the Washington DC statutes at grc.dc.gov, the site does not allow direct links to specific marriage statutes (if you know otherwise, please tell us). Here’s how to find the Marriage Laws (you can view these instructions along with instructional screen shots in the How to Find the Washington DC Marriage Statutes Online PDF):

1) Go to ‘grc.dc.gov’ (by clicking the link above). Click “DC Laws” and then click on “DC Official Code Online”.

2) You will be directed to “government.westlaw.com” (Online Source for the District of Columbia Official Code). Scroll down and click on Title 46.Domestic Relations.

3) Click on “Continue to WebLinks” If the below page appears on the screen. 4) Click on the “Subtitle 1” of “Title 46 – Domestic Relations”. 5) Click on the Chapter for the Information You’re Seeking.

A few of the important chapters related to Washington DC marriage are:

  • Washington DC Marriage (Title 46, Subtitle I, Chapter 4)
  • Washington DC Premarital Agreements (Title 46, Subtitle I, Chapter 5)


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