Lamar County magistrate court will be open for free weddings Sunday, Feb. 14, from 1-5 p.m. Those interested should call to schedule weddings to make sure there is enough time for each individual celebration.
Does anyone know for sure how long this service has been offered?
I would be curious to know the stats about divorce from this free service.
Most of us that have been married for a while (30 years for me) know that the first couple of years are usually tough financially, if you can't afford to pay for a wedding, are you starting out with a strike against you?
I mean no offense to the people that take advantage of this or to the Judge,
I don't know that the cost of a wedding necessarily ensures wedded bliss.
When I married 25 years ago, I asked my father for $200 to pay for my wedding and gave him the date and time to walk me down the aisle.
I really felt that it was the marriage afterward that mattered more and the ceremony was just something I had to endure.
You can get married in magistrate court any day and that has been going on forever and ever amen. Judge Thomas has been offering these special V-day weddings for several years. Don't know the stats on how long they last but I do recall one couple getting married on V-day and coming to jail that very night because of a domestic dispute.
Weddings are overrated nowadays anyways. Unfortunately the vows mean nothing like they used to. I commend Judge Thomas for offering this service to those that are struggling financially (like most everyone today). I agree with #2 that the price of the wedding means nothing.
I have issues with the magistrate judge...why does he tell defendants with legal actions pending against them to not show up for hearings?
Beware when trying to recover money through the magistrate court in Lamar County. If the judge knows the person it's filed against, he'll tell them to not show for the hearing therefore giving the person trying to recover the money no further options except a lot of paperwork.