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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. 

Getting Married in Texas

Below you will find references to areas of the Texas law related to marriage in Texas. If you find these statutes difficult to understand, please see the resources on the subsequent pages for a "plain English" explanation of these laws.

Texas Law

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.