Friday, June 1, 2012

Grounds for Annulment in Texas: Concealed Divorce

A marriage may be annulled if the spouse seeking annulment can show that the other spouse obtained a divorce right before their marriage and that he or she did not know about the previous marriage and divorce.   The divorce has to occur within the 30 day period before marrying the new spouse, and a suit to annul the marriage has to be filed by the first anniversary of the marriage.  Additionally, the spouse seeking annulment has to show that he or she has not lived with their spouse since discovering the prior marriage and divorce.

Post by Sarah F. Berry, Attorney