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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.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Texas Family Code - FAM § 2.007. Affidavit of Absent Applicant - last updated April 14, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/tx/family-code/fam-sect-2-007/
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