My girlfriend and I have been together for two years now. I just recently turned eight-teen and we have been considering marriage for most of the relationship. However, it most definitly would not fly with her parents. So we were wondering about getting married in secret. I was hoping that by starting this thread someone could answer my questions. Our plan is to get secretly married on august 19th, our 2-year anniversary. We want to do it in a way that there would be no public record so that her parents wouldn't know. To do this we would also have to keep her last name the same. Here are my questions:
-How could we could we keep it from public record?
-As far as filing taxes goes, do we have to file jointly as a married couple?
(I ask this because she files her taxes through the same person that her parents use)
I thank you for your time and I appreciate any answers that you may have for me.