THOMAS A. MARTIN
Attorney-at-Law
The Law Offices of Thomas A. Martin represents clients throughout Southeast Texas, including the cities of Houston, Galveston, Memorial, River Oaks, West University,
Clear Lake, League City, Sugar Land, Pearland, Beaumont, Hempstead, Katy, Conroe, and all the communities in Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend,
Galveston, Grimes, Harris, Jefferson, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Trinity, Walker, Waller and Wharton Counties.
The Law Offices of Thomas A. Martin represents individuals facing serious felony charges in both state and federal trial and appellate courts. We represent people facing felony charges from drugs to murder, and have developed an emphasis on sex crimes (both adult and child offenses).

In our commercial litigation practice, we represent small business owners facing "bet the business" litigation prospects if the opposing side wins.

With our family law practice, we cherish the opportunity to represent parents, especially fathers, who need a divorce and want to keep or get custody of their kids.
INFORMAL MARRIAGE

Many people talk about "common law" marriages in Texas. While it is true that two people (a man and woman, as Texas does not recognize marriages between persons of the same gender) can be married without benefit of clergy or the justice of the peace, the legal name for this type of marriage is an "informal marriage."

There are three requirements to be legally married through an informal marriage:
-The man and woman agree to be married;
-After the agreement they lived together in Texas as husband and wife;
-In Texas, represented to others that they were married.