Common-law marriage

Ending a common-law marriage in Texas requires that the person filing for divorce proves the existence of the marriage, which can complicate the process. A legal expert will help you determine whether you meet the criteria for common-law marriage and assist in proving it to the court.

Common-law marriage is a less formal arrangement in which a couple agrees to be married, lives together as spouses and represents themselves to others as married. Since there is no formal documentation requirement, it can be difficult to know whether you are indeed married in the eyes of the law. We can help you determine if you are part of a common-law marriage, and if you wish to end that marriage, we can help you gather the evidence necessary to prove it to a court. The process of and grounds for divorce in a common-law marriage are the same as those of a more formal marriage, and we can make sure your interests are protected in the proceedings.