Texas law makes it:
A first-degree felony for marrying a child younger than 16 and a second-degree felony for marrying a child 16 and 17.
A class A misdemeanor for a person to give consent for an underage marriage if they are not the parent, managing conservator or guardian of the applicant
A third-degree felony for a person to who knowingly conducts a marriage ceremony of a minor whose marriage is prohibited by law
A class A misdemeanor for knowingly providing false, fraudulent or otherwise inaccurate information regarding identity or age under this section
Illegal to marry a former or current stepchild, stepparent or cousin by blood or by adoption
So a person cannot be a party to an informal marriage or execute a declaration of an informal marriage if the person is presently married to a person who is not the other party to the informal marriage
Source: Texas Legislature analysis
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