Common law marriage in Texas

June 11, 2006 5:34pm CST
What constitutes a common law marriage in Texas. I am currently dating a man who resided with a woman who says they were common law marriage because his mother once introduced them as husband and wife.
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• United States
2 Jan 07
Commonlaw has to constitute 5 things to be legal. 1. Address yourself as husband and wife to others and act as husband and wife to each other; 2. Sign a legal document (such as a lease, loan document, etc.) as husband and wife; 3. File income tax as husband and wife; 4. Live together longer than 6 months; and 5. Reside in the state of Texas longer than 6 months;