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If you live with a man for 18 years in Texas is it considered common law marriage
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It is if he and you claim to be common law married.
Common law marriage in Texas can be formed in one of two ways:
1) File a certificate of informal marriage with the county;
OR
2) Not file anything, but (a) live together, (b) hold yourselves out to be married, and (c) agree to be married.
In case of #1, the informal marriage is not in doubt. In case of #2, the informal marriage does not exist on paper and must be claimed by either party in cases of divorce, death and inheritance, or whatever other reason. IF SO, then the party claiming the common law marriage may have to prove a, b, and c, listen in #2 to a Court of law to have it confirm that a marriage did exist.
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