How far can power of attorney extend?
February 10, 2018 12:13 PM   Subscribe

Quick question - it’s too late now but is there any possible way my (now) wife and I could have gotten married while sitting in a bar several miles away, through proxies with power of attorney? This might be a stupid question on its face and you are also not my lawyer. Thank you!
posted by ftm to Law & Government (1 answer total)
Not stupid! But also mostly not legal in the US except in certain states not including the one you live in, though I think you could have done it in Montana if one of you was a resident? "Proxy marriage" is the googleable term, and you can read a little more info on the JailHouse Weddings website. It's a thing usually done by people in the military or in prisons.
posted by jessamyn at 12:24 PM on February 10, 2018 [8 favorites]

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