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What Factors Allow You To Seek An Annulment in Texas?

Are you considering seeking an annulment in Texas? Annulment is a legal procedure that declares a marriage null and void, as if it never happened. Unlike divorce, which terminates a valid marriage, annulment treats the marriage as if it never existed. However, annulment is not available in all situations and requires meeting specific legal requirements. In this blog post, we will discuss the factors that allow you to seek an annulment in Texas and help you understand the legal needs involved.

Factors That Qualify For Marriage Annulment In Texas

Marriage Qualifications

Texas law requires that both parties meet certain qualifications to be eligible for marriage. A court order is required if either party is under 18 years of age. If either party is already married, the subsequent marriage is void. If either party is related by blood or adoption, the marriage is void.

Fraud or Duress

If you were induced to enter the marriage by fraud, force, or duress, you may be eligible for an annulment. Examples of fraud include lying about one's age, health, or wealth, or hiding a criminal record or addiction. Duress involves coercion or threats to enter into the marriage.

Mental Capacity

If either party lacked the mental capacity to enter into the marriage, an annulment may be granted. Mental incapacity means that the person was unable to understand the nature and consequences of the marriage due to a mental disorder or intoxication.

Impotence or Sterility

If either party is permanently impotent or sterile, an annulment may be granted. Impotence means the inability to engage in sexual intercourse, while sterility means the inability to procreate.

Concealment of Divorce or Marriage

An annulment may be granted if either party concealed a prior divorce or marriage. Concealment means intentionally hiding the fact of a prior divorce or marriage.

Contact Our Attorneys at Scorpion Legacy

If you believe that you meet one or more of these legal requirements, you may be eligible for an annulment in Texas. However, seeking an annulment can be a complex legal process that requires the assistance of an experienced family law attorney. At Scorpion Legacy, we have helped numerous clients successfully seek annulments in Texas. Our attorneys know the legal requirements and can guide you through the process from start to finish.

If you need assistance with seeking an annulment in Texas, contact Scorpion Legacy today. We offer a free consultation to discuss your case and answer any questions you may have. Let us help you move forward with your life. (555) 555-5555