In Texas, cohabiting couples are often deemed to be married under ‘common law’, even if they’ve only been living together for a short time! There is no duration requirement in Texas – if you live together, intend to be married (which can be interpreted very broadly and refer to each other publicly as husband and wife then, potentially, the State will view you as a married couple if things go wrong and you break up.
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Divorce — Our team believes that divorce doesn’t have to be a battle that tears the family further apart. While we’re equipped and ready to stand up for you in Court if needed, we’ll work hard to find the most peaceful solution possible for your family.
Prenuptial Agreements — Resolve issues before marriage to give your relationship a healthy start. We help engaged clients prepare and negotiate prenuptial agreements.
Cohabitation Agreements — When an unmarried couple decides to live together, a cohabitation agreement can help them protect their assets and enter the next stage of their relationship with confidence.
Child Custody — Our team will work on your behalf to protect your time with your children and create an agreement that protects your children’s best interests.
Post-Divorce Modification — Circumstances change; with a post-divorce modification, you can adjust child support, custody, and other agreements to accommodate your family’s changing needs.
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