This article was written by Hance Law Group associate attorney Jonathan James. With the possibility of same-sex marriage now a reality in Texas (and all other states), there’s an interesting debate that might come up as the possibility of same-sex divorce in Texas becomes more and more real for some couples. The question is simple…

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In my last article, I talked about the statute regulating common law marriage in Texas, and the three things that define whether a couple could be considered to be legally married under those provisions. For people who decide to live together before getting married, there are some steps I advise that people take to protect…

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The good news about common law marriage in Texas is that there’s a specific statute that defines what constitutes a common law marriage. And yet, there’s a weakness in the statute that makes some people – who do not consider themselves to be legally married – vulnerable to common-law divorce suits. To be considered married…

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