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If a marriage is solemnized by a person professing to be authorized to celebrate marriages when, in fact, the person is not authorized, or if a marriage is solemnized after the license is expired, the marriage is not void and subject to a judgment of nullity based on that fact alone if:
(1) The marriage is lawful in all other respects, and
(2) The marriage is consummated with a full belief on the part of either or both of the persons married that they have been lawfully joined in marriage.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - West Virginia Code Chapter 48. Domestic Relations § 48-2-601. Belief of parties in lawful marriage validates certain defects - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/wv/chapter-48-domestic-relations/wv-code-sect-48-2-601.html
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