What is the name of your state? Texas
I live in Texas, and was married in Texas. My husband is from Canada, and now that we are seperated, he's back in Canada (Saskatchewan).
Not long after my husband and I seperated, I began to learn things, such as that he was in the military. I have reason to question how he was discharged (honorably or dishonorably, or how ever the Canadian navy does it). I also learned that my husband may have been married before. He is being extremely uncooperative about giving me any information. I have reason to believe that he either obtained a divorce after we were married, or not at all.
With this paltry information, I'm wondering if I can have the marriage annuled after almost 7 years (married Oct 98). I had learned bits of this, from his parents slipping up in conversation (they didn't know he hadn't told me) and mentioning an "ex" at which point he told me he'd previously been in a long term relationship, then later said he had been commonlaw married, but it was dissolved. Now he has said that he was married, but it was not documented and so he had no reason to get a divorce, or annulment (I don't know what to believe any more). He had also told me after we were married that he had been in the military. After we seperated, he told me that he was removed from the service due to an accident, the facts of the accident should mean that he received a dis-honorable discharge. He's not forthcomming with that information.
During the marriage, he also lied to me about his immigration status. Telling me it was still pending, when in fact he had been denied for 2 years. I could have checked for my self, but at that time, had no reason to question my husband's word. I'm kicking my self over much of this now.
My question is, with all of this comming to light, what are my options? I don't even know if I AM married. I don't know what information I need, etc.
I am a college student, who because of this is not enrolled this semester (no school sponsored legal aid) and I have no job at this time. I was in the process of starting a business when we seperated. The business is now in progress under my father's name and due to his financial support.
I'm hoping that I can remove the marriage (sorry don't knw the proper terms) due to it not having been legal, but as I know nothing about his divorce to his first wife, I'm wondering, if he obtained the divorce before we were married, and stated on the marriage certificate that he'd never been married before, if that makes a difference. And with all of this "new" information, would that be grounds for an annulment? Even after almost 7 years? Or will I have to file for a divorce, and have concerns over him taking half my business? I am currently looking for legal aid.