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Me and my wife are separating but we are not married. We have 2 kids one 2 year old and 5 year old. We have a house that we are still paying. What will need to happend to have everything good.
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Hi and welcome to JA. Ray here to help you today.Please bear with me a few moments while I review your question and respond.

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You can agree here to sell it jointly.Is there any chance you are common law here, do you file jointly , ever held out as being married?

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A valid common law marriage in Texas is where a man and woman become husband and wife without getting a marriage license and having a marriage ceremony. Once established, a common law marriage has the same legal effect as a ceremonial marriage. (3) Told others (hold yourselves out) that you are married.

Common Law Marriage in Texas - FindLaw

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If you cannot agree to sell here either could file a suit for partition.Also if you are common law then you could file for divorce and divide up property.

I appreciate the chance to help you please let me know if you have more.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
What about the kids. I just don't want to get in child support . I just want to see if we could both agree a sudden amount each month. We both agree on doing that . Because am self-employed.

You can agree here.Unless there is a paternity suit and agreement it is not binding on you strictly voluntary but you can do so.

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Here is information about partition if you cannot agree to sell the house..

http://www.lonestarlandlaw.com/Partitions-of-Texas.html

Thanks and thanks for rating 5 stars.The best here to you moving on.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I still don't fully understand . I think I need to probably need a life person. This is so hard todo.
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Because every one is new for this .

Yes it can be hard.You may want to use a lawyer to be the bad guy and negotiate here.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
U have a lawyer that I could talk about this tomorrow here in san antonio tx that u could recommend me

Call here the state bar can get you one

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