What is a Divorce/Marriage Annulment?
A marriage annulment, like a divorce is a court action that terminates a marriage. This is very different than getting a divorce because an annulment basically means that your marriage was never valid. Normally the court will require that you meet certain criteria in order to successfully file an annulment. A divorce annulment is usually finalized in about 30-45 days.
What are the Grounds for Filing an Annulment?
Some on the reasons for getting an annulment include:
A spouse was under the age of consent
One or both spouses were under the influence of drugs, alcohol or a mental problem when they legally got married and were not able to consent
The spouses are too closely related that their marriage is not legal (incest)
One or both of the spouses were legally married to someone else at the time of their other marriage
Mental incapacity if either party
if you or your spouse knowingly lied about the inability to have children
You were forced under duress to get married
You separated immediately after the ceremony and never lived together as husband and wife or consummated the purported marriage in any manner.
The purported marriage is invalid because the defendant has stated that he/she will not honor the marriage vows or consummate the marriage.
The purported marriage is invalid due to the fact that the Plaintiff (you) discovered that the Defendant had concealed his or hers true identity from the Plaintiff before and after the parties marriage.