Annulments -- READ this FIRST!
Few people who want an annulment actually qualify for one. Before filing the
exas laws about annulment.
forms (and paying the fee), read the T
SUBCHAPTER B. GROUNDS FOR ANNULMENT
Excerpt Source: Texas Family Code, 2008, chapter 6. Read the entire chapter at
§ 6.102. ANNULMENT OF MARRIAGE OF PERSON UNDER AGE 18.
(a) The court may grant an annulment of a marriage of a person 16
years of age or older but under 18 years of age that occurred
without parental consent or without a court order as provid
ubch pters B and E, Chapter 2.
lment under this section may be filed b
pe tion for annu
(1) a next friend for the benefit of the underage party;
(2) a parent; or
(3) the judicially designated managing conservator or
guardian of the person of the underage party, whether an
individual, authorized agency, or court.
c) A suit filed under this subsection by a next friend is barred
unless it is filed within 90 days after the date of the marriage.
§ 6.103. UNDERAGE ANNULMENT BARRED BY ADULTHOOD.
A suit to annul a marriage may not be filed under Section 6.102 by
parent, managing conservator, or guardian of a person after the
18th birthday of the person.
6.104. DISCRETIONARY ANNULMENT OF UNDERAGE
(a) An annulment under Section 6.102 of a marriage may be
granted at the discretion of the court sitting without a jury.
(b) In exercising its discretion, the court shall consider the
ertinent facts concerning the welfare of the parties to the
female is pregnant.
marriage, including whether the
§ 6.105. UNDER INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL OR NARCOTICS.
cou may grant an annulment of a marriage to a party to the
(1) at the time of the marriage the petitioner was under the
influence of alcoholic beverages or narcotics and as a
result did not have the capacity to consen