How does Proxy Marriage work in the military?
Question by Melissa: How does Proxy Marriage work in the military?
My fiancee and I are considering getting a double Proxy Marriage through Montana as he is stationed overseas. We have researched and we know that all branches accept and recognize proxy marriages, but I was wondering what the process is. Is it the same as a non-proxy marriage? Does is take longer to get DEERS and BAH or on base housing?
Thank you for your help!
Thank you, but I know all about the proxy marriage itself. I’m looking for info about the military side of it.
Answer by Cinnabon hon
Proxy marriages are illegal in all US states except Arkansas, California, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Texas, and Montana. In California, it was legalized in 2004 and is only available to members of Armed Forces currently deployed and unable to attend a service. Montana is the only state that allows double-proxy marriage. Not all states fully recognize proxy marriages, but legal precedent dictates that states recognize proxy marriage as at least a common law marriage.
Don’t know aout DEERS and BAH/housing.
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