Annulments: What You Should Know About Them and How They Work

Marriage can be a beautiful thing. It can make way for love, an adoring family, a warm future in a cozy home and everything else in between. Unfortunately, there are times in which a marriage simply doesn’t work out. They’re unfortunate, but they do happen often. If this is the case with your union, the seasoned attorneys at Barrera, Sanchez & Associates, P.C. may have the answers you need. For instance, perhaps your marriage can qualify for an annulment.

The Basics

According to Texas law, marriages end through divorce, death or annulments. While the first two are quite common, many people are unfamiliar with what an annulled, or “void”, marriage is. One of the best ways to understand annulments is to compare them with divorces.

You see, when a couple divorces, they are putting an end to a binding marriage. However, annulments put an end to marriages that should have been invalid to begin with. Don’t know what makes an invalid marriage? Don’t worry, Barrera, Sanchez & Associates, P.C. has you covered.

What Constitutes an Invalid Marriage

Before your union is annulled, you have to be able to prove that it should have never happened in the first place. To do so, you have to prove one of the following:

  • Bigamy – Your spouse was already lawfully married before your marriage was completed.
  • Incest – You are related to your spouse.
  • Age – You or your spouse were under the legal age to be married.
  • Intoxication – You or your spouse were unable to give consent to the marriage due to being intoxicated.
  • Fraud – You or your spouse have hidden an indispensable fact from each other.
  • Impotence – You or your partner are unable to perform sexually.
  • Force – The union came to be as a result of you or your spouse being forced, coerced or threatened into it.

Ready to Help

If you or someone you know feels as if their marriage should have never happened, then we want to help. Our team of divorce and annulment lawyers will gather every piece of evidence to ensure that your process is as quick and effective as possible. Our top priority is your legal well-being, and we’ll do our best to ensure that your content with your results. For more information about how we can help you, contact our divorce lawyers in McAllen today.

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