Common Law Marriage/Cohabitation

When your common law marriage is unraveling, the uncertainty of what will happen to your property and children can be alarming. A skilled and experienced Plano common law marriage attorney can help ease your worries.

At Short Law Firm, PC, we know that any couple will potentially face disagreements and difficulties that could lead to legal issues — regardless of marital status. The same is true for couples who are unmarried but have lived together. When these relationships end, issues such as child custody and property division can become very complicated.

Our Plano common law marriage attorneys have handled numerous issues arising out of the end of a common law marriage. For a free consultation, please contact us online or call us at 972-468-1821.

Texas Cohabitation Laws — Answers To Your Cohabitation Questions

Cohabitation is defined as an unmarried couple living together as roommates. A common law marriage exists in the same situation, but is different in that the couple has held themselves out as a married couple and intends to be married. The same rights exist in a common law marriage as would if you were married, similar to divorce.

When people live together as a couple, they buy furniture and property together and sometimes have kids together. Our attorneys can create agreements that acknowledge and organize the legal rights of each party regarding real and personal property, whether the parties are simply cohabitating or in a common law marriage, in the event the relationship should end.

Under Texas law, agreements regarding parental rights are generally not enforceable.

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If you are not sure how Texas cohabitation laws may apply to your current relationship, contact our Plano common law marriage attorney online or call us at 972-468-1821.