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Establishing Termination of Marriage
1719.1 How do you prove your marriage ended?
You prove that your marriage ended by providing:
A certified copy of the divorce decree;
A certified copy of the annulment decree; or
A certified copy of the death certificate (or other proof of death, see §1720).
1719.2 What other evidence is acceptable?
If none of the above is available, you can submit any other evidence of investigative value. You must explain why none of the items above is available.
1719.3 Do you live in a state that restricts remarriage?
If your prior marriage ended by a divorce in a State that imposes a restriction on remarriage, you must show that your remarriage does not violate the restriction.
Last Revised: March, 2001
- Evidence of Ceremonial Marriage
- When Evidence of Termination of Prior Marriage is Required
- Evidence of Death
- What is the effect of violating State-imposed restrictions on remarriage?
- Reinstatement of Benefits When Marriage Terminates
- Effect of Remarriage-Widow(er)'s Benefits
- Other Evidence of Date of Birth
- How does a divorce affect your marital status?
- Evidence of Common-Law Marriage
- Exception To Nine-Month Duration-of-Marriage Requirement
- Stepchild-Stepparent Relationship
- Widow(er) Defined
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