If you filed a Declaration and Registration of Informal Marriage form them you need a divorce since you are now legally married in the State of Texas.
Of course, since this is a lawsuit, I always recommend hiring an attorney to represent you in court. You can look on this website to find an attorney to represent you. You are located in Houston and there are many attorney in this area.
The divorce will impact your life for many years to come - child support, visitation, child's health insurance, property division, etc.
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Although it will costsome money to move through the process, I recommend that you at least consult with a local experienced attorney in order to understand your rights and preserve those rights. do not give up merely because you don't have money today. If he should pay child support, then make sure that issue is brought before the court. there are many other issues as well.
Please hire experienced counsel to help you.
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