There are some situations where a marriage is found to be illegal. In that case, it may fit the stipulations to have it annulled. Similar to a divorce, an annulment breaks the legal aspects of a marriage. However, in contrast to divorce, an annulment makes it as if the marriage never took place.
The primary reasons people ask for an annulment are when the, or if. That makes entering into a second marriage illegal because it falls under the category of bigamy.
There are legal situations where marriages can be deemed eligible for annulment. Those cases include;
– A marriage where one party was less than 18 years old at the time of the marriage
– If a prior marriage had occurred and the spouse was gone for a period of five years or longer and thought to be dead
– If it can be proven that one of the individuals involved in the union was not of sound mind at the time of the union or if there was a deception that occurred that was relevant to the marriage, resulting in a case of fraud
– Two individuals are close blood relatives and therefore the union is incestuous
– One of the individuals is found to already be bound in a legal marriage to someone else
The lack of consummation of the union due to one individual’s incapacity or the use of force to cause the two individuals to get married are also causes for an annulment to be acceptable. These situations can be difficult to deal with on your own. If you are having trouble with the process or simply need the input of a legal professional to help direct the process, it is time to contact a lawyer for assistance.
The Law Office of Anne Dowden Saxton represents clients requiring a legal annulment. Our lawyers can help you understand the situation at hand, the best way to move forward and other legal ramifications .