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Any possibilty of a legal marriage contract between a British

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Any possibilty of a legal marriage contract between a British citizen and a Mexican citizen *without intention of either partner residing i,n or visiting the other partner's country ?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
where will they actually get married?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I am widowed and far too elderly tocontemplate further travel, Having traveled about a quarter million miles prior to retirement. !


Of my own volition, being of sound mind (Ihope !) I have been supporting a Mexican lady who suffers from chronic illness (lupus)- and her 2 children. She is unmarried; and I''d like to give her the opportunity of having a legal marriage under the circumstances outlined, with a view to possibly leaving my property to her in a (changed) will in due course. I am under no coercion whatsoever. This would add to my satisfaction in knowing,as a widower with no dependents, that I shall have done everything possible, unconditionally, to help this lady and her dependent ( 2) children. I would expect no more than an 'in principle' response. Our relationship - always online - has been mutually very beneficial.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

What I had specifically in mind was the issue of a valid Mexican Civil marriage certificate to the lady referred to and an equally valid Civil Marriage Certificate arranged for me in the U.K.via my Solicitor who is my Executor..N.B. No travel nor stay in respective countries contemplated !

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Why can you not simply leave your property to her without a marriage?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Because she is such an admirable person that I want her to have an official document valid in her country...A combination of age and ill-health prevents any circumvention of the law as I perceive it: and however silly it might appear to others, I would regard it as a kind of gift and a recognition of her fine qualities as a mother raising two children alone despite her health problems - or, to put it plainly, we love each other, and not in any superficial way !


 


Thank you,Ms Clare !

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
What you are asking about is what is known as a "proxy marriage" which is only available in a limited number of countries and in limited circumstances
Mexico is one of the countries that does allow for proxy marriage - although whether it is allowed for their own citizens is a different matter and one which only your friend can answer
It would not be recognised as a marriage here in the UK so you would need to make the position clear in your Will
I hope that this is of assistance
Clare
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