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Ratification Of Existing Marriage

(Note: This document is used when there may be a legal query concerning a marriage, for example, if there are questions about the license etc. After the execution of this agreement, any irregularities are waived.)


[Name] Husband, referred to as Husband, and [Name] Wife, referred to as Wife, declare and agree:

The parties were married on [Date] at [Address], and,

WHEREAS, it is possible that the marriage may not have complied with all legal requirements, now, the parties hereby ratify said marriage to one another, waive any and all of such informalities and acknowledge that they are legally married and husband and wife.






Witnesses as to Husband:

Witnesses as to Wife:

This Section for Notary:


STATE OF -------)

) ss: [date]

COUNTY OF ------)

On [Date] before me, [Name of Notary], notary, personally appeared [Name of Person(s) Involved], personally known to me (or proved to me on the basis of satisfactory evidence) to be the person(s) whose name(s) is/are subscribed to the within instrument and acknowledged to me that he/she/they executed the same in his/her/their authorized capacity(ies), and that by his/her/their signature(s) on the instrument the person(s), or the entity upon behalf of which the person(s) acted, executed the instrument.

Witness my hand and official seal.


[Name of Notary Public]

My commission expires: [date]