Marriage is something that changes the status of a person, and status is something that follows the person no matter where he or she may go. It is something that attaches upon a person certain rights and obligations as well as some limitations in the exercise of his or her rights. It is precisely because someone might claim those rights that are reserved for a married person that marriage records like Lincoln County Marriage Records are necessary. This is because these records are the best evidence that could be presented in order to prove the existence of the marriage.
Like all marriage records, Marriage Records Lincoln County are public records that are kept by the government and are not supposed to be given to the public. Copies of marriage records, however, may be given to the public upon a valid request, and the government could not keep these copies from being distributed because that is the purpose of the documents being labeled ‘public’ in the first place. As public and official records, they are the best evidence that could be presented to prove the existence of the marriage. Indeed, there are some jurisdictions that would take the mere existence of the same as prima facie evidence that the marriage does exist.