Austin Common Law Marriage Lawyer
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Common law marriage is different than a traditional marriage in many ways. However, if you and your common law spouse have agreed to end your relationship, you can seek a formal divorce. This is often advisable in cases where property ownership, debt allocation, child custody and other matters must be addressed. At Newberry Law, P.L.L.C., we represent people in this oftentimes complex area of family law.
Would you like to speak with someone regarding common law marriage and ending your relationship? Contact our firm today to arrange your consultation with Joe Newberry. As a board-certified family law attorney, he can handle your questions with great care and knowledge.
What Forms a Common Law Marriage in Texas?
Common law marriages present many questions and misunderstandings. A person in a common law marriage may be unaware of the elements that must be present to form a common law marriage in Texas. The following three elements must be present:
- You must agree to be married.
- You must have represented yourself to others that you were married — that is, “held yourselves out” as husband and wife. This can include social introductions or documents such as joint income tax returns.
- You must have lived together in the state of Texas.
When a Common Law Marriage Ends
The end of a common law relationship can be remarkably similar to the end of a traditional marriage. Our firm has extensive experience handling complex property division, child custody, child support, paternity and other issues that can arise. Contact us today to arrange your consultation with the Austin Common Law Marriage Lawyer of Newberry Law, P.L.L.C. to find out how we can help.