Under Influence of Alcohol or Narcodicts

The court may grant a dissolution of a marriage to a party to the marriage if:

  • at the time of the marriage the petitioner was under the influence of alcoholic beverages or narcotics and as a result did not have the capacity to consent to the marriage; and
  • the petitioner has not voluntarily cohabited with the other party to the marriage since the effects of the alcoholic beverages or narcotics ended.

Let’s face it, not many of us get drunk or are on drugs when we meet a person then get married.  How many of us get married that quick, not many and so for that simple reason alone very few people will use under the influence of alcohol or narcotics as grounds for breakup.

At the same time as a Divorce Attorney I understand how difficult this entire situation must be for anyone waking up to similar circumstances. Whether you need help establishing residency requirements or understanding the waiting period  I offer free consultations 7 days a week from my office at 1807 San Pedro, San Antonio, Texas 78212.