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All You Need To Know About Annulments

Britney Spears filed for an annulment after her Las Vegas wedding to childhood friend Jason Allan Alexander

Some people believe that you can get an annulment if you are married for a short amount of time.  This is a common misconception.  The length of the marriage is not a factor when it comes to an annulment.  An annulment is a legal decree that a marriage was invalid from the beginning.  To qualify for annulment, you would have to show that you did not enter into a valid marriage according to state law.

Marriages that qualify for annulment are marriges where:

1- One spouse is already married and enters into a new marriage without divorcing previous spouse.

2- One spouse has a physical disability which is adversely affecting the other spouses married life.

3- Relatives were married in violation of Michigan law

4- One of the spouses were under the age of 16 regardless of parents’ consent unless both parties have remained together after they turned 18.

5- One of the spouses were between 16 and 18 and did not recieve a parent’s consent unless both parties have remained together after they turned 18.

6- The marriage occurred under fraud.

7-One spouse lacked the mental capacity to enter into a marriage contract.

8- Marriage was entered as a result of theat, force, or duress.

It is important to note that an annulment isn’t necessarily quicker or easier than a divorce.  The paperwork and procedures are similar to divorce.  However, for an annulment you must prove that the marriage is invalid.  There are limitations and exceptions to annulments and each persons situation is different.

If you have questions regarding your specific situation, please contact the Ambrose Law Group at (248) 624-5500

 

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