How Many Times Can You Get Married in Texas?

How Many Times Can You Get Married in Texas?

Jun 18, 2024
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Many people get divorced so they can remarry again in the future. However, does the law limit how many times you can remarry in your lifetime?

Many people have common questions regarding marriage and divorce in the Fort Worth area and if you need legal assistance with a family-related matter, never hesitate to contact our divorce attorneys at MBH Fort Worth Family Law

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Is there a limit to how many times you can marry in Texas?

The good news is that Texas does not limit the number of times that a person can get married. The only requirement to remarry is that you must be legally divorced before you do so. Texas law will only allow you to be legally married to one person at a time. If you are considering getting remarried but are not yet legally divorced, a skilled Fort Worth divorce attorney can help you through this process.

How many times can someone petition for a foreign spouse?

While there is no limit to the number of times that someone can petition for a foreign spouse, this is both a marriage and an immigration issue and can be complicated. It is helpful to seek the advice of an experienced attorney when considering petitioning for a foreign spouse, especially if it is not your first time. 

If you have been married and divorced from a non-American citizen more than once or twice, there might be flags raised with the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS), and this could result in your request for marriage to a foreigner being denied. USCIS might be concerned that you are entering a marriage in order to provide citizenship, and this objection can be a challenge to overcome. The USCIS will want to confirm that the marriage is not solely for immigration purposes and is, in fact, a legitimate marriage. 

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What happens when someone divorces an American citizen?

Given that up to fifty percent of marriages do end in a divorce, it is important to understand what happens if someone divorces an American citizen. If a legal divorce, not just a separation, does occur, the timing will determine what happens with the foreign spouse’s status. 

After a foreign citizen marries a U.S. citizen, they are granted a two-year conditional resident status. This conditional status is part of the process that helps to eliminate short-term marriages that take place, the only purpose of which is to grant citizenship to a foreigner. If a couple gets a divorce before the two years are up and before the foreigner has received their permanent residency, it can be difficult to obtain this. That said, it is not impossible to obtain permanent residency even if you have divorced two years before marriage. Working with an attorney to prove that the marriage was in good faith can help. 

If you have been married for more than two years and have already received a permanent residency card, your status should not be impacted by a divorce. A permanent resident is not technically a U.S. citizen, though; this is just part of the path to citizenship. Obtaining U.S. citizenship may be more challenging, even for a resident, after divorcing. 

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If you are considering getting married in Texas and have questions about divorce or multiple marriages, it is advisable to speak with an experienced Fort Worth family law attorney. You may want to discuss the logistics of your marriage and learn more about a prenuptial agreement as well. 

The team at MBH Fort Worth Family Law is here and ready to help answer your questions.  Call us at 817-476-7964 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your marriage questions. 

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This page has been written, edited, and reviewed by a team of legal writers following our comprehensive editorial guidelines. This page was approved by Founding Partner, Constance Mims who has over 15 years of experience practicing exclusively family law. Mrs. Mims is Board Certified in Family Law, by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization..

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