Obtaining a marriage license and having an official marriage ceremony is
not the only way to get married in the state of Texas. According to state
laws, when a man and woman agree to be married then follow that agreement
by living together and representing themselves to others as a married
couple, they have formed a common law marriage. A common law marriage
can also be formalized by a couple filing a Declaration of Marriage.
Even when a couple has children together, they will not be in a common
law marriage until they have:
- Agreed to be married,
- Lived together as husband and wife, and
- Represented themselves to others as a married couple.
Once a couple has formed a common law marriage, dissolving it will not
be as simple as walking away. A common law marriage needs to be dissolved
in the same way any other type of marriage is dissolved, through divorce.
If you are in a common law marriage and wondering how to go about dissolving
your marriage, we advise you obtain legal counsel from an experienced
divorce lawyer at our firm.
At Friday Milner Lambert Turner, PLLC, we take pride in providing our clients
with the compassionate representation they deserve. We understand how
difficult divorce can be, and we realize the confusions that can arise
in legal issues relating to common law marriages. It is for that reason
we are committed to doing everything we can to help you achieve the most
ideal results for your given situation.
The majority of the lawyers at our firm have been board certified by the
Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Our law firm has also received tier
one ranking on the
U.S. News and
Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" list. When you need legal representation in
a divorce or any other family law-related case, our lawyers are who you
want on your side. We have the knowledge and expertise to handle all types
of cases, including those involving common law marriages. As our client,
you will be able to benefit from our lawyers' vast experience. We
also take a team approach to your case so you have a much improved opportunity
to achieve the successful resolution you seek.
Call an Austin divorce lawyer at our firm today.