How to Get Your Marriage Annulled in Connecticut
Sometimes people are coerced, drunk, or underage when they get married, and most people don't want to have to go through a nasty divorce because of a decision they made while intoxicated or were forced into. If this is the case, however, your marriage may have been legally void from the state. You may be asking yourself what it means for a marriage to be legally void, and it means the marriage isn't legally binding and can be annulled if you wish to do so. That being said, how can you get your marriage annulled in Connecticut?
While it may sound like a frustrating process, and it is, DoNotPay can help guide you through it. Easing some stress off of you can be a big help when it comes to any sort of legal proceeding. DoNotPay can contact your local family court or give you an informative guide on how to get your marriage annulled in the state of Connecticut.
What Is an Annulment in Connecticut
In Connecticut, there are differences between a legal annulment, a religious annulment, and a divorce.
|Legal Annulment||Getting a marriage legally annulled means it never existed in the first place. The marriage wasn't and isn't valid, and you and/or your spouse have legal grounds to have it voided by a judge.|
|Religious Annulment||A religious annulment is a process separate from a legal annulment, is part of a church, and has no legal validity..|
|Divorce||A divorce means your marriage is considered legally valid. You'll have to go through divorce proceedings if you had a valid marriage, whereas the process for an annulment is very different.|
Whether you get a divorce or legal annulment, either way, you're still not legally married to your spouse in the end.
Annulment Requirements in Connecticut
There are several reasons a person might file for an annulment in Connecticut. You can file for an annulment if:
- You and your spouse are related by blood.
- You and/or your spouse is legally married to someone else
- You or your spouse was legally incompetent at the time of the marriage (intoxication, mental illness, etc.)
- The marriage was performed by someone who wasn't authorized to legally marry two people
- You and/or your spouse were coerced or forced into the marriage
- Your spouse hid a health condition from you before you were married
How To Get Your Marriage Annulled in Connecticut
Only Connecticut's superior courts are authorized to annul a marriage, and there are no official forms for you to fill out and file. A law library, court clerk, or lawyer may be able to help you file an annulment though, whether this is through guidance or help building a case.
When you file, you must include the following information:
- Date and location of the marriage
- If children were born as a result of the marriage, include the name and birthday of each
- If the wife has given birth to children as a result of another man during the marriage, and which man is the parent of said children
- Whether Connecticut is supporting the child or either spouse
- Why you believe the marriage is void
- What you want to happen
To file for an annulment in Connecticut:
- Provide the court with the information listed above
- Serve the complaint for annulment and wait for your spouse to give a response
- You and your spouse will then appear in court.
- Provide proof of why you believe the marriage is void.
- The judge will then make a decision.
What Happens After Your Marriage Is Annulled in Connecticut
Just like a divorce in Connecticut, assets, and property will be divided between you and your spouse in the case of an annulment. If you have children, the court will also make decisions regarding custody and child support, despite the marriage being legally void.
Get Your Marriage Annulled in Connecticut With the Help Of DoNotPay
Since some states, like Connecticut or Alaska, don't have official forms for you to fill out regarding an annulment, it can be pretty frustrating and confusing to file for one if you don't have an attorney. If you do have an attorney or lawyer, it can be just as expensive as a divorce. Fortunately, DoNotPay can help you figure out what to do, or even send a letter to your local family court to file for an annulment.
It only takes 3 steps:
- Search for Annulment on the DoNotPay website.
- Kick-off the process to see if your marriage is eligible for an annulment.
- Answer some specific questions about your marriage and see if your state law allows for an annulment.
And that's it. DoNotPay will send a letter on your behalf or provide you with helpful information on how to file for an annulment in your state.
What Else Can DoNotPay Do?
DoNotPay can do a lot of things. They don't just deal with legal issues either; they can help with almost any everyday problem too. Aside from helping you annul your marriage, DoNotPay can help with credit cards, divorce certificates, and insurance claims. There's almost nothing they can't do, so make sure to seek out help from DoNotPay before going down the confusing rabbit hole of annulment proceedings on your own.