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July 2015 Archives

Filing for annulment in Texas

When Texas couples find that their marriage is coming to an end, the normal course of action to resolve the dispute is a divorce. This can be a long, messy process, however, one that couples may want to avoid. One way to do so is by getting an annulment. There are certain criteria that much be met, however.

Texas courts and gay divorce

Before the LGBT community was given full marriage equality rights in every state recently, Texas had a strict ban against gay marriage. Even when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled this form of discrimination unconstitutional, the state government held out just a little longer, citing states’ rights over federal power. Yet, when the federal ruling was still on the horizon, the Texas Supreme Court made its own landmark decision in the state’s stance on same-sex marriage — or rather, divorce.