If you have been in a marriage for less than a year is it necessary for a divorce if no kids are involved?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question: 

if you have been in a marriage for less than a year (in Texas) is it necessary for a divorce if no kids are involved?

State: 
Texas

Answer: 

There are no provisions for legal separation in Texas, so your choices are down to divorce or annulment. Being married (without children) for less than a year does not qualify for an annulment unless the marriage is invalid. The requirements for an invalid marriage include: underage marriage, marriage under the influence of alcohol or narcotics, a hidden divorce within 30 days, marriage before 72 hours had passed after the license was issued, permanent impotency, fraud, duress, mental incapacity, marriage to a relative or bigamy. If your marriage does not fall into one of those categories, you’ll have to seek a “regular” Texas divorce.
– The Divorce.com Team
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