Does Texas recognize foreign marriages?

Yes, Texas generally recognizes marriages that were legally performed in other countries. However, there are certain requirements that must be met for a marriage to be recognized as valid in Texas:

  1. The marriage must have been valid under the laws of the country where it took place.
  2. The marriage must not violate Texas public policy. This means that marriages that would be considered illegal or void in Texas, such as those involving bigamy or incest, would not be recognized.
  3. The marriage must meet any additional requirements for recognition under Texas law.

If you were married in another country and now reside in Texas, it's a good idea to consult with a family law lawyer to ensure that your marriage is recognized and to understand how Texas law applies to your specific situation. They can provide guidance on any additional steps you may need to take to ensure that your marriage is legally recognized in Texas.

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