• Edd Link posted an update 4 weeks, 1 day ago

    Marriage is both a contract and a status, though it is the fact that it is a status that makes marriage records like Santa Clara County Marriage Records as some of the most requested records from the government. As a status, the fact of the marriage is something that would follow the person who had gotten married wherever he or she may go. Thus, the fact that a person who had been married in one place had left the said place for another would not change the fact that that person is still married, and since most of the laws of the world would forbid a second marriage while the first one is still in existence, the fact that a person is married would forbid him or her from getting married without that firs marriage first being dissolved.This is the reason why there is sometimes the need to prove the fact of the marriage, and these record are the best way that a person could prove that the marriage had been celebrated and still in existence as not only are these records the official records of the government, they are also public records which means that any person could make the request for copies of these records at any time from the proper place and even if the person who is making the request does not actually have a reason for making the request. In practice, however, a request for copies of the marriage records would be done by those who have a legitimate interest in the records as these records do not come for free.The fact that these records are public records means that the records are afforded the presumption of regularity such that the contents of the records are presumed to be true and accurate at all times. This means that when these records are presented, there is no need to prove that the contents of the records are true and accurate, though one must remember that the presumption is only prima facie and could be overturned through the use of competent evidence, and only if the records were obtained from the proper sources as it must be remembered that the presumption applies only for the official records.A request for copies of the records may be done at both the local or county level and the national or state level. A request at the state level would require that the person interested in the record make the request through the use of mail. Such a request method would not require the person to go to the actual location of the office to make the request, but one must note that such requests are actually slower because the office could not act on the request until they had actually received the request.Santa Clara County Marriage Records Search may also be done online through the use of online databases which could provide information that would be roughly the same as that which may be found from the official archives, but one must remember that these databases are not official sources, hence, they cannot enjoy the presumption of regularity.

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