Does Obergefell apply to determine whether a common law marriage exists?
In re Estate of Whetstone, (Dallas 2019) (No. 05-18-00165-CV) Link to Opinion Facts: In this heirship proceeding, the applicant asserted that she and decedent (also a woman) were married by common law. Decedent’s sister asserted that there was no common law marriage, and the trial court agreed that there was no marriage. Applicant appealed. Result: The court of appeals affirmed. […]