How to Get An Annulment in Texas

In Texas and most states, annulments are relatively uncommon because only a very narrow range of circumstances meet the specific legal requirements for consideration. It’s common for spouses to start seeking an annulment, but after finding out they can’t get one, opt for a simple divorce instead.

A suit for annulment, as opposed to a suit divorce, is brought when there has been some legal impediment to the creation of a valid marriage. Almost all annulments are granted because there was some kind of fraud at the time of the marriage.

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Maybe you really didn’t mean “I do” when you said “I do.” If the court grants the annulment, the marriage will be set aside as if it never happened. However, property and child related issues will generally be divided just as they are with a divorce. The biggest difference between a divorce and an annulments is that there is no 60-day waiting period for the divorce to final.

Annulments are difficult to get and require presenting the circumstances in the right way to the judge. You should always get a family law lawyer to help you.

4 Reasons You Can Get an Annulment

Fraud and force. One spouse used fraud or force to make the other person marry them.
Impotency. One spouse has been impotent since before the marriage and the other spouse didn’t know this at the time of the marriage.
A minor. One spouse was at least 16 years old, but less than 18 years old at the time of marriage.
Under the influence during vows. If you were on drugs or very drunk when you took your marriage vows.