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Marriage in Texas

Information on the laws for those who plan to get married or are married in Texas.

General Information


About this Guide

This guide was designed for couples planning to get married as well as for couples who are already married in Texas. The resources in this guide will help you better understand the marriage process as well as understand your legal responsibilities as a married person. 

Texas Law on Marriage

Below you will find references to areas of the state law that govern marriage in Texas. If you find these statutes difficult to understand, you may want to look at the "plain English" resources in this guide for more information or speak to an attorney for guidance.

E-Books from the Texas State Law Library

You can borrow the e-books below with your library account. Don't have a library account? Texas residents can register for a library account online! Learn more about how to register online.

Volume 4, Objective V discusses the creation of premarital agreements

Volume 5, Objective X discusses the planning and creation of marital property agreements.