Legal Protections of Marriage Not Readily Available for Some Couples in Texas (Part II of II)

In last week’s blog, we discussed the difficulties that are faced by some couples who are in a marriage relationship but did not have a legally recognized ceremonial marriage.   That blog discussed “common law” marriage in Texas.  The blog also detailed some situations in which the partners may not…

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Legal Protection of Marriage Relationship Not Readily Available for Some Couples! (Part I of II)

Persons who are married have certain legal rights and protections that they don’t even think about. However, there are other couples who have long-term, committed relationships who have things a bit more difficult. Persons who are involved in a marriage relationship without a ceremonial marriage In Texas, common law marriage…

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Texas Supreme Court to Hear Cases About Same-Sex Divorce

 On November 5, 2013, the Texas Supreme Court will hear oral argument about whether Texas can grant divorces for same-sex couples.  Since Texas law currently does not allow any action that “legitimizes” same-sex marriage, the Texas Attorney General argues that granting a same-sex divorce is an action that recognizes same-sex…

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