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It is possible to appeal a ruling by the court. You have 30 days, from the day the court issues the judgment in the case to file an appeal. You would file the appeal with the appeals court.
HOWEVER, what you are describing...I do not think you have a good case for appeal
You can ONLY appeal two things
1. Legal error. IF the judge makes an error of law...for example, say that the judge used the wrong legal standard to decide the case? That could be a basis for appeal
2. Abuse of discretion. If the judge made a decision that is not supported by the evidence in the case, that can be a basis for appeal
Under TX law, in order to be married under "common law" the parties must "hold themselves out" to the public as married. This is a required element to prove a common law marriage.
SO if, in fact, he never held you out to others as his wife? You were not married (under TX common law)
Here, if he testified that this never happened and the judge believed his testimony? That would be evidence to dismiss the case. The only way you could appeal is if you presented clear evidence that he, on at least one occasion, held you out to others as his wife
This is the part of my job I don't like...when the law is not in favor of my customer. I wish I could tell you that you can appeal this but I can only provide you information based on the law so that you can act on the best available information to you...I wish I had better news, but can only hope you recognize and understand my predicament and don't shoot the messenger. I'm sorry!
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