Marivonne R. Essex, "The Red Headed Lawyer"

Posted May 19th, 2014 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

Often times, when a marriage goes downhill, spouses may opt to separate rather than divorce. In some cases, a separation can be beneficial due to financial reasons, or it can allow both sides time to decide if divorce should be the final resolution. However, in many cases, opting for the path of least resistance may

Posted November 9th, 2012 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

Last week we discussed about the parameters of being in a common law marriage in Texas (or informal marriage). According to the Texas Family Code, there are four main points to consider, to see if you’re in a common law marriage. In summary, they are: You have agreed to be married. You have lived together

Posted November 2nd, 2012 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

Are you in a common law marriage (Texas law calls it an “informal marriage”)? This is one of the most misunderstood aspects of Texas law and can be one of the most important. Here are some answers and some examples. A common law marriage can be declared by going to your local county clerk’s office