There were several weddings last week. I plan to post a couple a times about weddings this week. The one today is a doozy.
The groom was divorced 6 years ago. He and the bride were married 3 years ago, big wedding with a license. Then they started adoption procedures. The adoption agency needed a copy of the divorce final decree. Oops, he isn't divorced after all. The first wife didn't do all her paperwork. He didn't realize he didn't have a final decree.
Many moons later, one big lawyer bill, and with a final divorce decree, he and his second wife were at the Clerk Recorder's Office to be married.
Now some of you are wondering how do the clerks know to sell a license to someone if they say they have been divorced. The honor system is the rule. Except if a person has been divorced in the last 6 weeks. (I think that is the correct time period) Then the person must show the final decree.
Tomorrow or Tuesday more weddings.