It will soon cost more for some couples in West Virginia to get their marriage license.
Beginning June 8, couples who do not undergo four hours of premarital counseling will pay $56, or an extra $20, for a marriage license. The State Legislature enacted the change back in March.
According to the Charleston Daily Mail, to avoid paying the higher fee, a couple must provide a certificate showing that a class was completed.
Some advocates say the change will help reduce the divorce rate and strengthen families, but others are skeptical.