Good Morning/Evenings everyone, So after months of researching and thinking carefully, me and my boyfriend have decided to become legally married. We are going to have a court marriage in NJ sometime soon for financial reasons. (Please don't think it's silly but..) For financial purposes, I cannot claim myself dependent when it comes to financial aid and it is just too expensive for me to even afford and save at the same time. Same goes for him. We know in the long run we will be having an elusive wedding but meanwhile just want this for financial purposes. We also do love each other, of course Now I just have a few questions for any who have done this before. Do you lose your health insurance from your parents once married? Who should we ask to be our witnesses? (only 2 people we want to know) Any other things I would need to know as far as our legal binding? For anyone who has eloped before, did anyone get mad after telling them years later? Also, anyone knows how long it takes from when you apply for your marriage license to be approved? Thanks everyone in advance.