Marriage Law, Officiant Information, Ordination Information

Are You Qualified To Perform Premarital Counseling In Tennessee?

A First Nation clergy member recently asked if being ordained as a ceremonial minister qualified him to provide premarital counseling in Tennessee, which entitles the bridal couple to a discount off of the regular $100 marriage license fee: Tennessee Code Annotated §36-6-413(b)(5) provides that couples who complete premarital preparation courses shall be exempt from the $60 fee… Continue reading Are You Qualified To Perform Premarital Counseling In Tennessee?

Marriage Law, Officiant Information, Ordination Information

State Of The Union: Performing Marriage Ceremonies In Tennessee

We recently received an inquiry from an out-of-state (non-resident) minister who was concerned about performing a marriage ceremony in Tennessee. His concern was not only about not being a resident of the state, but whether the local court clerk -- who would be issuing the marriage license to the bridal couple -- would accept and recognize the validity of… Continue reading State Of The Union: Performing Marriage Ceremonies In Tennessee