Will Sleeth, of LeClairRyan, reports on Levick v. MacDougall, where the Virginia Supreme Court examined the impact of the timing of marriage licenses and ceremonies for purposes of Virginia law and Mr. Sleeth examines trust and estate law implications of this decision. HIs article begins as follows:
Imagine you’ve thought you were married for a decade and all of a sudden your spouse denies that you were ever married at all. The Virginia Supreme Court (the “Court”) recently decided just such a case in Levick v. MacDougall. The central issue in that case was whether a married couple must first obtain a marriage license before “solemnizing” their marriage.
Posted by Lewis J. Saret, Co-General Editor, Wealth Strategies Journal.