What are the grounds for obtaining an annulment?

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What are the grounds for obtaining an annulment?

My friend married the “perfect” man 4 months ago. She has since learned he is a registered sex offender – forcible intercourse with a weapon and violence toward women; convictions in 2 states. How can she get an annulment in TX? 

Asked on May 23, 2011 under Family Law, Texas

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

Under Texas annulment laws, the following are the voidable grounds under which you can file:

  • Marriage Under the Age of 14
  • Marriage Under the Age of 18
  • Under Influence of Alcohol or Drugs
  • Marriage never consumated 
  • Fraud & Duress

Concealing a violent criminal past may well qualify as fraud under TX law.  However, if someone files on this ground, they cannot have lived with the person since they learned of the fraud. At this point, your friend needs to speak directly to a TX divorce attorney. They can specifically advise as to her rights under state law.


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