It is the affordable alternative: enjoy a beautiful day, intimate and free of stress and high-cost. It’s your day, just for the two of you, so claim it! Elope for the weekend. It sounds too good to be true. What is the reality?
The average age of eloping couples is going up, with some studies indicating that many people who elope are not getting married for the first time. That being said, here are some of the basic requirements for eloping in New York State:
If you are going next door to Canada, and have all your documentation in order, including official copies of previous divorce decrees if applicable, you can obtain a marriage license within a half hour from a Provincial Registry Service office. There are many services that can help you with this and anything else you might need.
Like any union, elopement should be thought through and planned for. A family lawyer can help you to think about issues and draw up documentation to assist you in achieving your goals before and during the marriage. If you have any questions about legal rights and obligations, please give our office a call.
As a Buffalo divorce lawyer for 28 years, I have devoted myself to solving the problems that affect families throughout the Buffalo metropolitan area and Western New York. As a family law attorney, I make it my goal to create a partnership of trust with my clients. People put their trust in me to handle cases that can potentially have a long-lasting impact on not only their lives, but the lives of their family as well.
Alexandra M. Rockwood is an Associate Attorney with the Law Offices of Randy S. Margulis & Associates and has been with the firm since early 2020. She practices primarily in the areas of matrimonial and family law. Ms. Rockwood graduated magna cum laude from SUNY Geneseo with a degree in History and minors in Political…