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Is a marriage by proxy legally binding in Ohio?


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Marriage by proxy is recoginized as legal and binding in the state of Ohio provided it was preformed in a state where proxy marriages are legal, and the marriage is subsequently consummated. Currently, only 4 states in the US offer marriage by proxy, which are Colorado, Texas, California (limited to only when the applicant is in the armed forces), and Montana, which is also the only state to offer double-proxy marriages. Please note, though, if considering this option, the fees are expensive, and approximatly a month will be required to obtain the marriage certificate.