A divorce is not the only way to end a marriage in the State of Texas. While a divorce is the dissolution of a valid and legal marriage, an annulment is the cancellation of a marriage that should not have happened. After an annulment, you can legally say you were never married. However, children of parents who later annul their marriage retain their rights to both parents’ financial support and inheritance.
Either partner can file for an annulment, but they must prove they have grounds for the court to grant it. Major fraud must be present in the marriage for the couple to qualify for an annulment, such as bigamy (your spouse was married to another person at the time they married you), forced consent, incest, and mental incapacity, among others.
The annulment will not be granted if the couple continues to live together after the fraud was discovered.
The experienced and trained staff at the Marroquin Law Firm will do their best to help you find the grounds necessary to convince the court to nullify your marriage. Contact us today at 956-287-7400.