Texas is one of the very few states that recognizes a common law marriage, or more precisely, a marriage without formalities. Even though the Statutory framework for such a marriage appears to be quite simple and straightfoward: either properly file a proper Declaration and Registration of Informal Marriage; or prove in Court that a man and a woman
By the way, “if you snooze you lose,” as there is a statutory time limit for instituting the lawsuit to prove the alleged common law marriage.
Don’t be a putz; if there is any question about the existence or nonexistence of a common law marriage, consult with an expert family law attorney in Texas to find out!!!