|Travis County Court House
To be more precise, this website explains the law in Texas:
No one knew, well Larry and I knew of course, but no one else knew. We had planned this only the day before, we said "let's get married, how does tomorrow sound?" Or words to that effect. I did dress up a little, but because I had only been working at Newgistics a few months, it wasn't obvious that I was 'dressed up'. At about four in the afternoon I emailed my manager and said "As I got married at lunch time, I think I will go home early". And I left.
Common law marriage, also known as marriage without formalities or informal marriage, is a valid and legal way for a couple to marry in Texas. Texas law states that a common law marriage may be proved by evidence that the couple:
- agreed to be married; and
- after the agreement they lived together in this state as husband and wife; and they
- represented to others that they were married