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  • Jay Lynch posted an update 2 months, 1 week ago

    Marriage is something that would have effects that would bind the world for the fact that marriage is something that would change the status of the person who had gotten married, and the change of the status of the person is something that the whole world would be interested in given that such would change some of the rights and privileges as well as the duties and obligations of the person who had gotten married. Such change would often be something that would be binding upon the whole world, hence, there is sometimes the need to prove the fact of the marriage, and this may even be the case even if the person who stands to benefit from the fact of the marriage is someone who was not even born yet during the time of the celebration of the marriage.This is often the case of the children who would be born during the pendency of the marriage, because such children would be considered as legitimate children, and if that would be the case, the children would enjoy certain rights and privileges and be bound by certain duties and obligations that the illegitimate children or even strangers would not have. There are also instances where the legitimate child is entitled to a greater right than that of an illegitimate child as would be the case in succession where the share of the legitimate child would usually be more than the share of an illegitimate child, and because that is the case, one can see the reason why there is the need to prove the fact of the marriage in the case of a child who was born during the marriage.In this regard, one must remember that these records are the official records of the government, and because that is the case, these records are afforded the presumption of regularity such that the contents of the records are presumed to be true and accurate at all times. This means that there is no obligation on the part of the party presenting the records from actually having to prove that the contents of the records are true and accurate, but take note that the presumption of regularity does not apply if the records were not obtained from the proper sources, thus, there is still the need to prove that particular fact. It is, however, easier to prove that the records were obtained from the proper sources than it is to prove that the records contain true and accurate information.One could make the request for the copies of the records from a number of sources, but it is generally requested for at the local or county level as not only is it easier to go to these offices, but also because of the fact that these offices could present the information in question faster owing to the fact that there are fewer records at this level that would have to be checked. Of course, a request at this level would be incomplete because they only keep copies of records for marriages celebrated within their jurisdiction.Wise County Marriage Licenses may also be requested for online with the use of online databases. These databases are able to present information that would practically be copies of that which could be found from the official sources, but because these sources are not official sources, any and all information obtained through them could not be used for official purposes.