No. Parties to a registered informal marriage must be divorced the same as parties who were married in a ceremony with a marriage license.
Yes. An annulment is a proceeding to have a marriage declared void as if it never took place. A divorce is the proceeding to end a valid marriage. In both an annulment and a divorce, the court will divide property and issue orders regarding any children. The filing fees are similar for both actions.
An annulment will be granted if the parties are related, by blood or adoption, or either party was previously married and the prior marriage has not been dissolved. An Annulment May Be Granted If At The Time Of The Marriage One Party To The Marriage Was: Underage Under The Influence Of Alcohol Or Drugs Impotent… Read more »
No. In Texas, a no fault divorce may be granted. However, a divorce may also be granted when one party is found to be at fault in the break-up of the marriage.
Before filing, one of the spouses must live in Texas for at least six (6) months and in the county where the divorce is filed for at least ninety (90) days.
Not really. Time spent by a Texas resident outside of Texas, while in the military, satisfied the residency requirements in Texas for a divorce.
If there are children born, adopted, or expected during the marriage, the suit for divorce must also address matters of custody, visitation, and support. If a wife has given birth or is expecting a child since the time she married, but the child is not or may not be the biological child of her husband,… Read more »
The party who files for divorce first is called the Petitioner and the other party is called the Respondent. A divorce suit is a lawsuit.
A temporary restraining order (TRO) is a court order that sets forth the acts which either one or both parties are prohibited from doing immediately after the petition is filed. A TRO usually prohibits bad acts such as committing family violence, harassment, hiding money from the other spouse, attempting to hide a child of the… Read more »