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Texas grounds for the end of a marriage via annulment, Part II

In Texas, the end of a marriage can occur for a number of reasons. Many might not realize that it is possible to have an annulment to completely nullify the marriage as if it never existed. A previous post discussed several justifications for an annulment. This post will discuss the remaining reasons a marriage can be annulled under state law.

Texas grounds for the end of a marriage via annulment, part I

Texans might be fully aware of the grounds for the end of a marriage and divorce legal issues in the state, but there are circumstances when it is possible, advisable or desired to end a marriage through an annulment. With an annulment, the marriage is treated as if it never took place to begin with. This can be an effective tool for a multitude of reasons. Those who are facing certain issues that fall under the law to have a marriage annulled should consider it as an option.

What are the legal grounds for divorce in Texas?

Divorce has become increasingly common in Texas and across the United States. While the end of a marriage is a frequent occurrence, many might not be aware of certain divorce legal issues that must be dealt with. State law mandates that there be grounds for divorce for the proceeding to move forward. There are seven grounds for divorce including insupportability, cruelty, adultery, conviction of a felony, abandonment, living apart and confinement in a mental hospital.

Legal assistance with postnuptial and prenuptial agreements

When getting married in Texas, no one wants to think of the scenario in which the union ends in a divorce. Given the number of marriages that do end in divorce, it is naturally something to consider even in the most storybook of romances. The sad fact is that many marriages will come undone and the couple will find it necessary to part ways. At the end of a marriage, there are many issues - financial and personal - that have to be considered. Some couples take the step of having prenuptial agreements to protect them. Others think about postnuptial agreements.

Can income be withheld for spousal support in Texas?

Divorce legal issues can come in many forms in Texas. With certain couples, a dispute can arise over factors including how much one spouse will pay the other in spousal support. Some people who are supposed to make payments to a former spouse do not do so on time or don't make the payments at all. It is then that a receiving spouse might want to have the payer spouse's income withheld until the payments are up-to-date. Knowing how the law views this type of situation when it comes to alimony is key for both sides.

Content and enforcement of prenuptial agreements in Texas

Whether a couple is involved in a high asset divorce or one of more modest scope, there might be prenuptial agreements. The end of a marriage is always difficult, but if there is a disagreement over divorce legal issues when it comes to a prenuptial agreement, it can lead to a long, drawn out process to part ways. Understanding what the law says about these agreements, what is in them and when they can be called into question is important for both parties.

High asset divorce sees man living in his own front yard

In Texas, the end of a marriage can evolve in a long-standing dispute over many different things. Once the divorce process is underway, there can be a battle over property division, financial holdings, sentimental items and much more. If it is a high asset divorce, it is even more likely that there will be a major dispute over who gets what. Some of these disagreements go to the extreme and result in a situation that is particularly strange and newsworthy.

Forensic accountants can help find assets in a divorce

It's not uncommon in a Texas divorce that there are a significant amount of assets at stake. Both sides might lodge claims for various properties. This is the foundation for a major dispute between the participants. With a high asset divorce, one or both spouses might even go so far as to try and hide assets to keep it out of the settlement. This is when it will be necessary to take certain steps to find all the assets that might be in dispute. One way that these assets are found is by using a forensic accountant.

What is the law and criteria for spousal support in Texas?

A common dispute in a Texas divorce has to do with spousal support, how it is determined and what must be done to change it. It is one of the most frequently arising divorce legal issues. Those who are concerned about it and are seeking to understand and perhaps change it before, during or after a divorce is completed need to first understand exactly what the state law says about these issues.

Considering various factors before initiating a Texas divorce

People in Texas get married for many reasons and the same is true when they divorce. Although divorce no longer has the stigma it once did, that does not mean that people should just decide to move forward with the end of a marriage without seriously thinking it though. Considering important factors before taking that final step can help those whose marriage has grown into an endless dispute avoid making a rash choice based on emotions.

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