I live in a city in India. I got married a year back as per Hindu customs, but my husband hasn't got a marriage certificate made,yet, for us. I have asked for it several times,He says it's not important. My husband is a very knowledgeable and intelligent person. Why is marriage certificate important for Indians? Why do we need it in India? We are not interested in setteling abroad, and have our own photo identity cards like the passport. I am sticking to my old surname and my husband has no issues with it. How can I get it made? Could it be that he might be interested in a divorce later and he would want to save himself from paying alimony and getting into other legal complications? How can I convince my husband to get it made?