Incorrect date of birth

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question: 

I am starting the process for filing for divorce and i noticed that my spouses date of birth is incorrect on the license. Is the marriage license valid? We were married in the state of California, but i now reside in Texas and have not had any contact with him for over 4 yrs.

State: 
Texas

Answer: 

The fact that there is a minor birth date error on the marriage license is not likely to be enough of a reason to invalidate the document. However, if you have not had any contact with your spouse in over 4 years – regardless of where he is now or where you were married  – Texas law says you can get a divorce after one year of continuous abandonment. Contact your local County Court Clerk for more information.

- The Divorce.com Team

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