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Is marriage by proxy valid in USA

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Is marriage by proxy valid in USA
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Family Lawyer: RayAnswers, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

Are you wanting to marry here , marry elsewhere and have it recognized in US.Thanks.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Like if a person enters into a marriage with someone without a marriage ceremony and without the presence of the other party at the time of signing a marriage and the marriage is never consummated ... will such a marriage be deemed valid ?
Family Lawyer: RayAnswers, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

If you marry in another country here you would have to prove up that it was valid.If there is no proxy license likely it is not.If you can prove it up , you have such a proxy license US courts can recognize it.

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Family Lawyer: RayAnswers, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

Some states in the US allow for proxy marriage

In the United States, proxy marriages are provided for in law or by customary practice in Texas, Colorado, Kansas, and Montana Of these, Montana is the only state that allows double-proxy marriage. Proxy marriages cannot be solemnized in all other U.S. states.

Proxy marriage - Wikipedia

If you want to marry by proxy in the US rather than overseas.In the states set out above it is legal.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
If such a marriage is not consummated at all . Is it still valid
Family Lawyer: RayAnswers, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

You would need to file for annulment in the US. Court can grant annulment, marriage found to be void or voidable.So yes it can be annulled here in the US.

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