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Annulment Lawyers in Bellaire, TX

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An annulment is a legal procedure that declares a marriage null and void as if it never existed. Unlike a divorce, which ends a legally valid marriage, an annulment asserts that the marriage was invalid from the start. 

In Texas, annulments are granted under specific circumstances, making them less common than divorces. However, achieving an annulment can have significant legal and personal implications, which require a thorough understanding and strategic approach.

Navigating the annulment process can be complex, requiring compelling evidence to support your claim and a deep understanding of legal nuances. Without the guidance of a skilled attorney, you may face challenges in proving your case and achieving a favorable outcome.

At ALP Law Firm, we have decades of experience to draw upon in seeking annulments for clients in the greater Houston region. Our attorneys bring proven results in all family law matters, no matter how complicated or challenging they may appear. 

Discuss the details of your case with a Bellaire annulment attorney. Call ALP Law Firm at (346) 536-9842 or submit our online contact form to make an appointment—Hablamos español.

The Difference Between Annulments & Divorce

While annulments and divorces both end a marriage, the fundamental difference lies in their legal standing. A divorce acknowledges that a valid marriage has ended, addressing issues such as property division, child custody, and spousal support. 

On the other hand, an annulment declares the marriage invalid, meaning it legally never happened. This distinction can affect matters ranging from property rights to inheritance.

Requirements for a Texas Annulment

To obtain an annulment in Texas, specific grounds must be met, such as: 

  • Underage marriage: One party was under the legal age of consent (under 18) when the marriage occurred.
  • Impotence: One spouse was permanently impotent at the time of the marriage, and the other was unaware of this fact.
  • Fraud, coercion, or force: The marriage was entered into based on fraud, duress, or force.
  • Under the influence of alcohol or drugs: One of the spouses was in this condition at the time of the marriage, which compromises one’s judgment or awareness.
  • Mental incapacity: One spouse lacked the mental capacity to consent to the marriage when it occurred.
  • Concealed divorce: One spouse was divorced from a third party within 30 days before the marriage, and the other spouse was unaware of this prior divorce.
  • Marriage within 72 hours: The marriage occurred within 72 hours of issuing the marriage license (unless a court waiver was obtained}.

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Why You Need a Lawyer for Annulment

Hiring a competent lawyer for an annulment is strongly advised for many reasons. Texas only grants annulments under the specific grounds listed above. ALP Law Firm can thoroughly evaluate your situation to determine if you qualify. 

If annulment is an option, you’ll need evidence to prove your grounds. We can gather and present this evidence effectively in court. If your spouse disagrees with the annulment, the process becomes more complex. We can represent you before the judge and fight for your desired outcome. 

If you have children, child custody and support issues will need to be addressed even in an annulment. We can work to handle these correctly within the legal process. 

Reach out to us online or at (346) 536-9842 to consult with a Bellaire annulment attorney about your case. 

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