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Are you engaged and getting married within the next year? Do you want to make an investment in getting off to a healthy start? Do you want to save on your marriage license? Do you want to attend a Christian based course? Do you want to have fun while taking this class? LifeWorks Resources premarital class may be the right option for you.
Why do states offer a discount on a marriage license if we attend a premarital preparation course?
Many states, including Tennessee, offer a discount for the marriage license to couples who attend a 4 hour premarital class. States recognize that divorce is expensive and destructive for families whether children are involved or not. In 2018 TN had nearly 24,000 divorces! Much of this could be avoided if couple will make the investment at the beginning and learn how to be intentional about protecting their marriage. We're glad you have chosen to look into our premarital class.
There are many benefits to taking a premarital course.
- Learn to improve communication that builds a lasting foundation, not just when problems arise
- Learn how to resolve conflicts in ways that strengthen your marriage
- Learn how to build trust and commitment
- Learn how to talk about and plan your finances
- Learn about the vision for your family, including children and parenting
- Learn how to manage friendships and have healthy boundaries
- Learn about problems reported by married couples that seek marital or individual counseling
- HAVE FUN!
Start your marriage with more confidence and having a game plan for how to handles common situations that come up. Plus you will learn in the premarital class that preventing pitfalls and solving problems can and will strengthen your love for one another. Couples that learn to rely on one another through all situations, as well as the importance for community and support as a couple and individually.
Still have questions about our premarital class…
Will this meet the requirement for a discount on the marriage license in TN?
This course meets the requirements as outlined below from Tennessee Code Annotated §36-6-413(b)(5):
"(5)(A) A man and a woman who, together or separately, complete a premarital preparation course in compliance with this section shall be exempt from the sixty dollar ($60.00) fee otherwise imposed by this section. Such course shall be not less than four (4) hours each, and shall be completed no more than one (1) year prior to the date of application for a marriage license. Each individual shall verify completion of the course by filing with the application a valid certificate of completion from the course provider, on a form developed by the administrative office of the courts, which certificate shall comply with the requirements of this subdivision (b)(5)."
TN has a specific form that needs to be completed after your course. The form required must be notarized and our staff will make arrangements to get your forms to you the following week.
When is the course offered?
Upcoming premarital class times are listed below. The class is 2 hours on two Saturday's for a total of 4 hours. The full four (4) hours is required to meet the requirements for the discount on the license.
Future classes will be listed once the schedule is determined.
How do we get more information about the premarital class?
Fill out the form below and we will get in touch with you to get you scheduled for the class. You can also call or text our office at 731-215-0502.
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$60 per couple