When it comes to family law matters, The Law Office of Rebecca J. Carrillo is a trusted name in San Antonio. Our team is dedicated to helping our clients navigate complex legal issues, including annulments. If you find yourself in a situation where you believe your marriage should be legally voided, our San Antonio annulment lawyers are here to provide expert guidance and representation.
Call The Law Office of Rebecca J. Carrillo today at (210) 405-6623 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our annulment attorneys in San Antonio!
What is an Annulment?
An annulment is a legal process that declares a marriage null and void as if it never existed in the eyes of the law. It differs from divorce, which ends a valid marriage. Annulments essentially erase the marriage from legal records, providing a legal remedy for situations where the marriage was fundamentally flawed or invalid.
What are the Grounds for an Annulment?
Annulments are granted under specific circumstances, and it's crucial to understand the grounds for seeking an annulment. In Texas, as in many other states, the following grounds for annulment are recognized:
- Fraud or Misrepresentation: If one spouse misrepresented essential facts or concealed vital information before the marriage, it can be considered a ground for annulment. This includes hiding a criminal history, concealing impotence, or lying about the intent to have children.
- Bigamy: If one spouse was already married at the time of the marriage, the subsequent marriage is void, and an annulment may be pursued.
- Impotence: If either spouse is permanently impotent and unable to engage in sexual intercourse, an annulment may be granted. It's important to note that this condition must have been present during the marriage and not due to subsequent events.
- Underage Marriage: If one or both spouses were underage at the time of marriage without parental consent, the marriage may be annulled. In Texas, the legal age for marriage without parental consent is 18.
- Duress or Force: If a marriage occurred under duress or force, it may be annulled. This can include threats, physical violence, or coercion that prevents one of the spouses from making a free and informed decision to marry.
- Mental Incapacity: If one spouse lacks the mental capacity to understand the nature of the marriage contract at the time of marriage, it can be a ground for annulment. This might include severe mental illness or intoxication.
- Incestuous Marriage: Marriages between close-blood relatives, such as siblings, parents, and children, are prohibited and can be annulled.
- Non-Citizen Fraud: If one spouse marries solely to evade immigration laws or obtain a green card, the marriage can be annulled if it can be proven that the marriage was fraudulent.
Our experienced San Antonio annulment lawyers will work closely with you to evaluate your unique circumstances and determine whether you meet the grounds for annulment.
Contact Our San Antonio Annulment Attorney Today
At The Law Office of Rebecca J. Carrillo, we deeply understand the complexities surrounding annulments in San Antonio. We are committed to providing you with the legal expertise and support you need during this challenging time.
If you believe your marriage may qualify for an annulment or have questions about the annulment process, don't hesitate to contact our San Antonio annulment lawyers. We are here to provide you with compassionate, knowledgeable legal representation to achieve the best possible outcome for your case.
Contact The Law Office of Rebecca J. Carrillo today to schedule a consultation with our annulment lawyers in San Antonio!
$30 Thousand Test Dismissed
$30 Thousand Test Dismissed