Officially Married or Common Law?

Asked over 1 year ago - Waco, TX

If someone marries another person who's divorce was not final, and then that person's ex dies thus dissolving the original married. texas law says that the new marriage becomes valid if the parties have lived together and presented themselves as husband and wife. But does it become valid as an actual marriage or just a common law marriage?

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  1. Charles Emmerich Hardy

    Pro

    Contributor Level 13

    Answered . WOW - SEE A LAWYER! But with the few facts you have given me, IF the previous spouse dies and the parties qualify to be common law married, then they are common law married (with is a real marriage in Texas.

    Trust my advise - seek counsel!

    Good luck!

    Charles

  2. Steven John Clausen

    Pro

    Contributor Level 16

    Answered . See a board certified family law attorney in Waco ASAP. This is too important to not address in a meanginful way.

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