Texas Marriage Laws § 2.007AFFIDAVIT OF ABSENT APPLICANT
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Texas Family Code 2.007
The affidavit of an absent applicant must include: (1) the absent applicant's full name, including the maiden surname of a female applicant, address, date of birth, place of birth, including city, county, and state, citizenship, and social security number, if any; (2) a declaration that the absent applicant has not been divorced within the last 30 days; (3) a declaration that the absent applicant is: (A) not presently married; or (B) married to the other applicant and they wish to marry again; (4) a declaration that the other applicant is not presently married and is not related to the absent applicant as: (A) an ancestor or descendant, by blood or adoption; (B) a brother or sister, of the whole or half blood or by adoption; (C) a parent's brother or sister, of the whole or half blood or by adoption; (D) a son or daughter of a brother or sister, of the whole or half blood or by adoption; (E) a current or former stepchild or stepparent; or (F) a son or daughter of a parent's brother or sister, of the whole or half blood or by adoption; (5) a declaration that the absent applicant desires to marry and the name, age, and address of the person to whom the absent applicant desires to be married; (6) the approximate date on which the marriage is to occur; (7) the reason the absent applicant is unable to appear personally before the county clerk for the issuance of the license; and (8) the appointment of any adult, other than the other applicant, to act as proxy for the purpose of participating in the ceremony, if the absent applicant is: (A) a member of the armed forces of the United States stationed in another country in support of combat or another military operation; and (B) unable to attend the ceremony.
Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 7, Sec. 1, eff. April 17, 1997. Amended by: Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 268 (S.B. 6), Sec. 4.07, eff. September 1, 2005. Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 650 (H.B. 869), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2013.
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