I am married under common law marriage in Texas. After a domestic violence incident my husband says he is not divorced from his ex wife. Is my marriage still valid and can I take legal action?
1 Answer from Attorneys
You have what is called a putative marriage. You have certain rights, and his other wife has certain rights.
The applicable law can be found in this case: Davis vs. Davis, 521 SW2nd 603 (1975).