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A proxy marriage is a marriage where someone stands in for the other party. That is, either the bride or the groom is not physically present for the wedding. During the solemnization of the marriage, based upon a power of attorney, an agent acts on behalf of one of the parties. Luckily Texas along with 3 other states in the U.S. allow proxy marriage in 1 form or another. California, Montana and Colorado are the other states. See Texas Statute below.
2.006 ABSENT APPLICANT and 2.007 AFFIDAVIT OF ABSENT APPLICANT
These two sections of the Texas Statues, Family Code, were changed by the Texas Legislature in HB 869 and became effective September 1, 2013.
The individual requesting the proxy by marriage must be serving in the military and stationed outside of the country.
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