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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