Marriage Annulment Part I

  • Posted on: Feb 18 2018
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Choosing to end a marriage is never easy. However, knowing whether a traditional divorce or an annulment is right for you can make the process even more complicated. Before you make a choice, you need to know which is most appropriate for your situation.


Let’s take a look at the basics of an annulment to help you better understand if it is the right option for you and your spouse.

What is an Annulment?

An annulment states that the marriage was never valid from the beginning. In order to receive an annulment, you or your spouse must be able to prove that one party was legally incapable of entering the marriage, making it void from the start.


Annulments are much different than a traditional divorce. In a divorce, you and your spouse would need to prove grounds to end the marriage, or that you’re unable to repair your relationship to the point that the marriage would work. A divorce is usually the best option for parties looking to end their marriage.


What Circumstances Allow an Annulment?

There are not many situations where an annulment is appropriate. However, there is a set list of circumstances that may constitute an annulment to end your marriage.


Here are some of the circumstances where an annulment might be appropriate:

  1. One party is under the age of 18 and would like an annulment.
  2. One party acted fraudulently or forced the other party into the marriage.
  3. One party is incapable of sexual relations.
  4. One party becomes insane for five years or more.


Each marriage is unique, so it is challenging to distinctly determine which can end in an annulment and which may need a divorce. In any circumstance, you’ll want to work with a professional divorce attorney to help you through the appropriate process.


If you have additional questions or you’d like to know if an annulment is right for your situation, contact the team of divorce attorneys at FK Law Group, P.C. We proudly serve individuals throughout the Queens area looking for assistance ending their marriage. Call us today at 800.631.1757 for a free consultation.

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