This section of the most popular forms page, contains links to the forms for annulment of a marriage, when both sides agree and there are no children from the marriage.
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What is an Annulment?
An annulment is a type of lawsuit where a judge states that a marriage is invalid due to reasons that existed at the start of the marriage. If a judge grants an annulment, the marriage is found to have never have legally existed and legally it will be as though the marriage never happened. The spouses will no longer be married once an annulment has been granted.
Practically however, an annulment can have lasting effects on the spouses to the invalid marriage in the areas of property and children. The annulment statutes can be found in chapter 6 of the Texas Family Code.
What is the difference between an annulment and a suit to declare a marriage void?
Like an annulment, a suit to declare a marriage void focuses on reasons why it wasn’t a valid marriage at the start of the marriage.
However, unlike an annulment, a void marriage is automatically not legally a valid marriage from the start whether or not a court decides it so. The parties cannot agree to it being a legally valid marriage. The Texas Family Code lists specific grounds for void marriages and separate ones for annulments.