Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 451
Marriage, Marriage Contracts, and Rights of Married Women


Rsmo Number Section Description
Chapter Cross Reference
Deaf persons, auxiliary services and aids, 476.750 to 476.766
Family courts, Chap. 487
Same-sex marriage prohibited, Const. Art. I, Sec. 33
451.010. Marriage a civil contract.
451.020. Certain marriages prohibited--official issuing licenses to certain persons guilty of misdemeanor.
451.022. Public policy, same sex marriages prohibited--license may not be issued.
451.030. Bigamous marriage void.
451.040. Marriage license required, waiting period--presence not required, when--application, contents--license void when--common law of marriages void--lack of authority to perform marriage, effect.
451.080. Recorder to issue license--form of.
451.090. Issuance of license prohibited, when--parental consent, when required.
451.100. Marriages solemnized by whom.
451.110. Certificate of marriage to be given.
451.115. Marriages illegally solemnized--penalty.
451.120. Penalty for solemnizing marriage without license, or failing to keep a record thereof.
451.130. Penalty for failure to issue, record or return license.
451.150. Licenses to be recorded--fee.
451.151. Additional fee for issuing marriage license or certified copies--amount to be collected by county recorder, duty to deposit--how.
451.160. Names of children born before marriage shall be recorded.
451.170. Lost record of marriage supplied, how.
451.180. New certificate obtained, how.
451.190. Record supplied by certificate of witnesses, how.
451.200. Certificates and affidavits recorded when records lost or destroyed--fee.
451.210. Rerecording where marriage records are destroyed--fee.
451.220. Marriage contracts to be in writing, acknowledged or proved.
451.230. How acknowledged or proved--to be recorded, where.
451.240. Contract so recorded shall impart notice, to whom.
451.250. Married persons to hold real and personal property as separate property--liable for what.
451.260. Rents of married person's real estate exempt from liability for spouse's debts, when.
451.270. Property of married person exempt from debts of spouse incurred before marriage.
451.290. Wife deemed femme sole, when.
451.300. Conveyance of property when one of the spouses is disabled and under conservatorship or a guardian ad litem is appointed.

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