Did you know that common law marriage is a valid and legal way for a couple to marry in Texas? The State Law Library often receives questions related to this topic. To assist in answering those questions, our librarians have created a Common Law Marriage research guide.
This research guide includes information on:
- Texas statutes governing common law marriage
- "Plain English" summaries of those laws
- FAQs from TexasLawHelp.org and the Travis County Young Lawyers Association (TYLA)
- Forms that can be used to register a common law marriage