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Can I officiate a marriage according to Texas law?

Richland Hills, TX |

I am not an ordained or licensed minister, but I am a volunteer chaplain for emergency services

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Without a license or recognized ordination, you CANNOT legally charge a fee for your services. There is no requirement that the official who presides at a wedding or signs the marriage license is a minister or elected official, however if you want to charge a fee, you must have a legal basis to do such.

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