The defenses to a suit for divorce of recrimination and adultery are abolished.
Condonation is a defense to a suit for divorce only if the court finds that there is a reasonable expectation of reconciliation.Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 7, Sec. 1, eff. April 17, 1997.Sec. 6.102. ANNULMENT OF MARRIAGE OF PERSON UNDER AGE 18. (a) The court may grant an annulment of a marriage of a person 16 years of age or older but under 18 years of age that occurred without parental consent or without a court order as provided by Subchapters B and E, Chapter 2 (Child in Relation to the Family).
A petition for annulment under this section may be filed by:
a next friend for the benefit of the underage party;
a parent; or
the judicially designated managing conservator or guardian of the person of the underage party, whether an individual, authorized agency, or court.
A suit filed under this subsection by a next friend is barred unless it is filed within 90 days after the date of the marriage.Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 7, Sec. 1, eff. April 17, 1997.Amended by:Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 268 (S.B. 6), Sec. 4.16, eff. September 1, 2005.Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 52 (S.B. 432), Sec. 3, eff. September 1, 2007.