Texas Marriage Laws

Sec. 2.007 - AFFIDAVIT OF ABSENT APPLICANT


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TEXAS STATUTES - FAMILY CODE - TITLE 1. THE MARRIAGE RELATIONSHIP - SUBTITLE A. MARRIAGE - CHAPTER 2. THE MARRIAGE RELATIONSHIP - SUBCHAPTER A. - APPLICATION FOR MARRIAGE LICENSE

AFFIDAVIT OF ABSENT APPLICANT


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) if the absent applicant will be unable to attend the ceremony, the appointment of any adult, other than the other applicant, to act as proxy for the purpose of participating in the ceremony.

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Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 7, Sec. 1, eff. April 17, 1997. Amended by: Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 268, Sec. 4.07, eff. September 1, 2005.


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