Mail Order Marriage Law and Legal Definition

Mail order marriage refers to a marriage resulting from a couple meeting, communicating, and falling in love via letters or computers.

The 1996 Mail-Order Bride Act provided that the Attorney General, in consultation with the Commissioner of Immigration and Naturalization and the Director of Violence Against Women Initiative at the Department of Justice should conduct a study of mail-order marriages to determine, among other things the extent of domestic abuse in mail-order bride marriages. [European Connections & Tours, Inc. v. Gonzales, 480 F. Supp. 2d 1355, 1363-1364 (N.D. Ga. 2007)].