WVC 48 - 2 - 601
PART VI. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS.
§48-2-601. Belief of parties in lawful marriage validates certain
If a marriage is solemnized by a person professing to be
authorized to celebrate marriages when, in fact, the person is not
authorized, or if a marriage is solemnized after the license is
expired, the marriage is not void and subject to a judgment of
nullity based on that fact alone if:
(1) The marriage is lawful in all other respects, and
(2) The marriage is consummated with a full belief on the part
of either or both of the persons married that they have been
lawfully joined in marriage.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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