After the marriage, the person performing the marriage is required to give the newlyweds a marriage certificate.
The marriage certificate must be signed by the person performing the marriage and returned to the register of deeds in the same county that the marriage license was issued.
The register of deeds issues the license only if the couple meets the legal requirements to marry.
A marriage license is valid for 60 days and the marriage ceremony itself can take place at any time within that 60 days.
While it is common practice for the bride to change her last name to her husband's after marriage, it is not obligatory.Hyphenated Names A couple may also assume a combined or hyphenated name that includes both their last names after a marriage.The bride may do this at the time of her marriage without any special legal proceedings. I also wanted to ask I have a friend and she is 17 and she is dating my boyfriend's brother and he is 20.She wants to have sex, but he does not because he is afraid he will get in trouble. (c) Upon conviction, a person convicted under this section has norights to custody of or rights of inheritance from any child born as aresult of the commission of the rape, nor shall the person have anyrights related to the child under Chapter 48 or Subchapter 1 of Chapter 7B of the General Statutes.Any name changes must be approved through a petition with the Superior Court.You can contact the Clerk of Superior Court in your county for the necessary forms.A civil ceremony is conducted by a magistrate, who is the only civil officer authorized to perform marriages.A religious ceremony can be performed by a person in any particular religious group who is authorized to solemnize marriages.In North Carolina, the new husband and wife automatically assume certain legal rights and obligations.For example, married spouses now have the right to share in the estate of the other.