We waltzed down to the City Clerks Office this morning and obtained out marriage license without a hitch.
I have to say, though, that I was pretty nervous only because of that last marriage I was in. You see, I haven’t obtained a decree of divorce yet. I have, however, been in touch with Sophie and I have gotten the documentation necessary but you see, it isn’t an official document. What I feared was that I would have to go to the French Consulate and get the Livret de Famille. I don’t think that it would be a difficult task, I just didn’t want to have to go through those hoops. I’m a lazy one, you know, when it comes time to bureaucracy.
Nikki filled out an online form yesterday and when we went today it was just like going to DMV … only nicer. They’ve completely redone the office and I have to say I was impressed with the service (many smiles) from the first woman we met but the 2nd wasn’t as friendly. What she was, however, was efficient.
She asked me for the date of my divorse which I completely knew because I did my homework and that was that. She didn’t ask for any documents and she was staring at the monitor so I knew she was merely looking for verification.
This brought back memories of getting married downtown and was a little strange. Thankfully though it was a different office and location.