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§ 2-202. Marriages which are void

West's Annotated Code of MarylandFamily LawEffective: January 1, 2013

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Family Law (Refs & Annos)
Title 2. Marriage (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 2. Valid Marriages; Void Marriages (Refs & Annos)
Effective: January 1, 2013
MD Code, Family Law, § 2-202
§ 2-202. Marriages which are void
In general
(a) Any marriage performed in this State that is prohibited by this section is void.
Marriages within 3 degrees of direct lineal consanguinity or within first degree of collateral consanguinity prohibited; penalties
(b)(1) An individual may not marry the individual's:
(i) grandparent;
(ii) parent;
(iii) child;
(iv) sibling; or
(v) grandchild.
(2) An individual who violates any provision of this subsection is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to a fine of $1,500.
Certain marriages within other degrees of affinity or consanguinity prohibited; penalties
(c)(1) An individual may not marry the individual's:
(i) grandparent's spouse;
(ii) spouse's grandparent;
(iii) parent's sibling;
(iv) stepparent;
(v) spouse's parent;
(vi) spouse's child;
(vii) child's spouse;
(viii) grandchild's spouse;
(ix) spouse's grandchild; or
(x) sibling's child.
(2) An individual who violates any provision of this subsection is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to a fine of $500.

Credits

Added by Acts 1984, c. 296, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 1984. Amended by Acts 2002, c. 424, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2002; Acts 2012, c. 2, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 2013.
Formerly Art. 27, §§ 390, 391; Art. 62, §§ 1, 2.
MD Code, Family Law, § 2-202, MD FAMILY § 2-202
Current with legislation effective through July 1, 2023, from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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