Divorcing vs. Annulling
In the event your marriage has dissolved, you may have wondered “Can I get an annulment”? Accordingly, you’ll find you have two main avenues to pursue in Texas. Although it’s not as simple as picking out a restaurant. As opposed to a divorce, you actually have to qualify for an annulment. So, that begs the question, exactly who qualifies for an annulment in Texas? Currently, there’s a whole list of criteria that must be fulfilled prior to an annulment being issued. It’s easy to see celebrities or well-known figures whose marriages were annulled and think… “Oh, I’ll just go that route too”. Again, in Texas, there are very specific situations in which this is possible. Let’s dig into a few of them straightaway.
Grounds for Annulment
The Texas Family Code has a dedicated chapter to solidify the grounds for dissolution of marriage. Another key point to note is that these conditions are not to “void” your marriage. That’s a whole other bag of beans, as Texans say.
- Concealment of Permanent Impotency
- Under the Influence
- Under Duress
- Violation of the Waiting Period
- Mental Illness
- Concealment of Prior Divorce
As shown above, there are many variables and factors to take into account when talk of an annulment is involved. You may not even be aware that you have solid grounds for an annulment.
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