posted 21 Jul 2014

The library will offer a LexisNexis Patron Access training course on Monday, July 28th from noon to 1pm in the library's conference room. LexisNexis training is free but limited to 20 participants. Please sign up in the library at the reference desk or call us at (512) 463-1722 to reserve your spot.

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Common Law Marriage: A Legal Research Guide
posted 21 Jul 2014

The Texas State Law reference librarians created legal research guides for specific areas of the law. These guides contain resources that can help you research a legal issue.

The library regularly receives inquiries about common law marriage, also known as marriage without formalities or informal marriage. Within this guide, the three required elements to establish a common law marriage are highlighted as well as a link to the law that sets forth this requirement: Texas Family Code § 2.041. A “plain English” section links to resources that provide additional information on common law marriages in Texas. Researchers will also find titles available in the library’s collection that discuss common law marriage.

Contact us at (512) 463-1722 or submit a question using our Ask a Librarian service for more information about all of our legal research guides.


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