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What are the laws for annulment for tarrant county tx for 1996.

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my (EX?) husband was put in prison in 1996 for 122 yr sentence. i was told by the leader of my church that my marriage was considered annulled, and was told by several divorce attorneys that my marriage would be legally annulled after 7 years if i returned to my maiden name and did not file taxes with him for the 7 yrs. i called today to get documentation of the annulment, and according to the tarrant county district clerk, i am still considered married to this man and i have been married 2 time since then with a legal divorce of my second husband. is this true? im confused as to what i was told and what im being told now.

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  1. Texas does not have an "Automatic" annulment. Someone must file a petition asking for an annulment to be granted and go to court to obtain the court order. If you never filed an annulment petition or a suit for divorce and had an order entered granting either, you and the convict are still married.

    I suggest you get a family law attorney and resolve this once and for all.

    I am not intending this to be legal advice, because I don't know the particulars of your situation. Call me if you would like to discuss this or other isues.


  2. You still need to get a divorce. You shuld consult a local divorce attorney in person.

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