Marriage records, such as Lafayette County Marriage Records, are the official records of the existence of a marriage. The fact of divorce does not change the existence of the marriage, thus, even if the couple had divorced, there are still some residual rights and obligations that would flow from the marriage, and often, these could be claimed by everyone around the world, because marriage is something that follows the couple no matter where they may go, alone or together. Marriage records are, thus, important, for they prove something that would bind the whole world, and the existence of the same must first be proven before some rights and obligations could be claimed.
Like all marriage records, Marriage Records Lafayette County could be used for a number of proceedings. Such proceedings are not limited to mere public proceedings, although such records are of great importance when it comes to public proceedings involving family law such as proceedings in relation to adoption, succession, claims of legitimacy, and divorce proceedings. Of course, such records may also be used in other public proceedings where the existence of a valid marriage is relevant and must be proven. In the private sphere, such records are used in proceedings where the existence of the marriage would entitle the person claiming something to that which they are claiming, such as pension and social security benefits.