Listen, zipper-puss, some day they're just gonna find your hair ribbon and an axe someplace. Nothing else. The mystery of Morgan's Creek.
The responsibility for recording a marriage has always been up to woman. If it wasn't for her, marriage would have disappeared long since. No man is going to jeopardize his present or poison his future with a lot of little brats hollering around the house unless he's forced to. It's up to the woman to knock him down, hogtie him, and drag him in front of two witnesses immediately if not sooner. Anytime after that is too late.
I don't deal with spooks. She doesn't need a lawyer, she needs a Medium.