Looking to get married in Texas, but it isn't your first time? Maybe it's your third or maybe even your fifth time? But are you worried that there may be a limit in how many divorces and marriages you can have in Texas? Well, I've got some good news for you!

Legal marriage limits in Texas
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Love is a many splendid thing, and in Texas, they mean it! While there may be certain requirements for marriage in Texas, there are no limits on how many times you can get married or get divorced.

Texas Marriage Requirements

While Texas does not limit how many times you get married or divorced, there are some rules you have to follow. First of all, you have to be 18 years of age to get married. If you're underage, between 16 and 18, you must have parental consent.

Another requirement you must follow, you have to fully be divorced before you can marry again. The state of Texas will not recognize your new marriage if you're not fully divorced from the previous one.

Marriage and Divorce laws in Texas
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The state of Texas also does not recognize a throuple. Meaning, only two unmarried people can be married- so no "Big Love" here.

Length of Time Between Marriages in Texas

The state of Texas does have a restriction on the length of time between the end of one marriage and the official start of another. If you recently got divorced and are rushing to get into your new marriage, the state of Texas requires you to wait 30 days before officially remarrying another person. Failing to wait 30 days will make any new marriage voidable. Now, a judge could waive the 30 day waiting period if you or your new spouse:

  • Is seriously ill
  • Will be deployed by the military within 30 days
  • Have not lived with your former spouse in several years or;
  • Are facing permanent duty reassignment outside the U.S

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