§ 15-3-5 Officials empowered to join persons in marriage
§ 15-3-6 Marriages after the manner of Friends, according to Jewish rites, or spiritual assembly of Baha’is
§ 15-3-6.1 Protection of freedom of religion in marriage
§ 15-3-7 Presentation of marriage license
§ 15-3-8 Witnesses to ceremony
§ 15-3-9 Statement of objections to marriage
§ 15-3-10 Penalty for marriage without license or despite impediment
§ 15-3-11 Knowingly performing bigamous marriage
§ 15-3-12 Endorsement and return of license
§ 15-3-13 Filing of return of marriage
§ 15-3-14 Neglect of duty by person performing ceremony
§ 15-3-15 Marriages valid despite irregularities — Penalty for marriage without compliance
§ 15-3-16 Solemnization of marriage without authority
§ 15-3-17 Court orders regarding invalid marriages

Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws > Chapter 15-3

  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • in writing: include printing, engraving, lithographing, and photo-lithographing, and all other representations of words in letters of the usual form. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-16
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Magistrate judges: Judicial officers who assist U.S. district judges in getting cases ready for trial, who may decide some criminal and civil trials when both parties agree to have the case heard by a magistrate judge instead of a judge.
  • person: extends to and includes co-partnerships and bodies corporate and politic. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-6
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • town: may be construed to include city; the words "town council" include city council; the words "town clerk" include city clerk; the words "ward clerk" include clerk of election district; the words "town treasurer" include city treasurer; and the words "town sergeant" include city sergeant. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-9
  • United States: include the several states and the territories of the United States. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-8