Texas Marriage Laws

Sec. 2.302 - CEREMONY CONDUCTED BY UNAUTHORIZED PERSON


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TEXAS STATUTES - FAMILY CODE - TITLE 1. THE MARRIAGE RELATIONSHIP - SUBTITLE A. MARRIAGE - CHAPTER 2. THE MARRIAGE RELATIONSHIP - SUBCHAPTER D. VALIDITY OF MARRIAGE

CEREMONY CONDUCTED BY UNAUTHORIZED PERSON


The validity of a marriage is not affected by the lack of authority of the person conducting the marriage ceremony if: (1) there was a reasonable appearance of authority by that person; (2) at least one party to the marriage participated in the ceremony in good faith and that party treats the marriage as valid; and (3) neither party to the marriage: (A) is a minor whose marriage is prohibited by law; or (B) by marrying commits an offense under Section 25.01, Penal Code.

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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. 4.11, eff. September 1, 2005.


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