Texas Family Code - FAM § 2.302. 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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