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Can I perform a wedding for a family member?

My sister will be getting married.  Can I perform the ceremony?D.P., Florida

Yes, you may perform a marriage ceremony for your sister. The Executive Office of the Governor clarifies this point in the Frequently Asked Questions. In short, although Florida law prohibits you from notarizing the signature of an immediate family member, this prohibition does not apply to performing a marriage ceremony for the immediate family member.

Hotline answers are based on the laws in the state where the question originated and may not reflect the laws of other states. If in doubt, always refer to your own state statutes. – The Editors

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Mary E. Mount

27 Jul 2020

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28 Jul 2020

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