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Can I seek an Annulment Instead of a Divorce?
The process of seeking an annulment is similar to that of a divorce, but the results are very different. When a marriage is annulled, there is a legal declaration that the marriage was never valid in the first place.
One must prove that the basis for the annulment existed when the marriage ceremony took place.
How to prove grounds from annulment
Texas statutes provide several potential grounds for annulment:
- An underage person
- At the time of the wedding, the person was under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Situations involving fraud, duress, or force.
- Under certain circumstances, if a marriage ceremony occurs within three days of the marriage license being issued, the parties may seek an annulment
Every situation is different. If you want to have your marriage annulled, it is vital to speak to a knowledgeable family law attorney as soon as possible.