Family Law Dictionary: Common-Law Marriage

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Yes, there is common-law, or informal, marriage in Texas. However, it isn’t simply living together that creates an informal marriage. In Texas, there are four elements that must be met in order to establish an informal marriage. First, the people involved must agree to be married from that moment forward, not at some point in […]

Can a Divorce Impact Your Immigration Status?

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Many individuals obtain legal immigration status in the United States based on their marriage to a United States citizen, United States permanent resident or a beneficiary of an immigrant petition. A common misconception people have is that if a person in this situation gets a divorce, he or she will automatically be deported. Generally, this […]