A ceremonial marriage is the traditional marriage that one thinks of and that complies with the statutory requirements listed in Family Code for obtaining a marriage license and participating in a marriage ceremony. This is the most common form of marriage in Texas. To enter into a ceremonial marriage, a person must obtain a marriage license and voluntarily participate in a marriage ceremony.
First, a man and a women who want to get married must get a marriage license from the county clerk of any county in Texas. A person who is 18 years or older can get a marriage license. There are ways that a person under the age of 18 can get married in Texas so if you find yourself or your child in this situation, talk to an attorney. As Texas law stands right now, a person cannot get a license to marry another person of the same sex, a relative, a person currently married, and a person that has been divorced within the last thirty days. Generally, a person who has recently been divorced in Texas cannot remarry for thirty days after the divorce was signed.
If you have questions on marriage, common law marriage, or ceremonial marriage, contact The Wright Firm, L.L.P. at 972-353-4600 or check us out on the web at www.thewrightlawyers.com