The Basics of an Annulment of Marriage in Kansas

Annul My Marriage The Basics of an Annulment of Marriage in Kansas

The Basics of an Annulment of Marriage in Kansas

Not every match is made in heaven. In fact, you might be surprised just how many marriages in a year are soon annulled as never having happened. Friends who go through a drunken joke ceremony, teens forced into marriage by their parents, and marriage to someone who was under the influence are all reasons that having a marriage license might not mean being legally wed.

If you need to file for a marriage annulment in Kansas, the process is straightforward but requires a fair amount of paperwork and time. DoNotPay can help you handle both with less hassle and as a step-by-step guide.

What Is an Annulment?

Marriage annulment is when a marriage is deemed to have never existed. Any changes made by the matrimony are reversed - except for the legitimacy of children who remain paternally claimed. When a marriage is annulled, it is "legally void" and was never legitimate, to begin with. Exchanges of rights, finances, and living arrangements are nullified and the marriage certificate is struck from the records.

Annulment is appropriate any time a wedding has taken place where one or both people were unable to properly consent. This can be due to fraud and deception, intoxication and insanity, joke marriages accidentally made real, and marriage under duress or coercion.

Annulment in Kansas follows the same guidelines as most states.

Grounds for Getting an Annulment in Kansas

What are the possible grounds for a marriage annulment in Kansas?

IntoxicationOne or both spouses were unable to consent to marriage by laws of intoxication
UnderagedOne or both spouses were underaged without parental or court consent
 BigamyOne spouse was already married and never divorced
Fraud and Deception
  • Critical information was withheld that would change the marital decision
  • Examples include drug addiction and paternity deception
IncestSpouses are first cousins or closer in relation
InsanityOne or both spouses were unable to understand that they were getting married
CoercionOne or both spouses were forced into the marriage under threat, duress, or intolerable pressure
ImpotenceOne spouse concealed their permanent inability to have children
Sham MarriageSpouses enacted a joke marriage and did not mean for it to be officiated.

In cases like underaged, coerced, and intoxication annulments, a strong sign is that the spouses do not choose to cohabit after the marriage was officiated and the choice was available. For example, a couple in an arranged marriage who choose not to cohabit as soon as direct family pressure is removed may argue coercion - especially at a young age. Someone who gets married while drunk but does not live with their spouse can argue intoxication and that the marriage was never real.

If both spouses agree that the marriage should be annulled, there is a much higher chance that the judge will rule the annulment.

How To Get a Marriage Annulled in Kansas

To get a marriage annulled in Kansas, you will need to file a Petition for Annulment. From there, you will be given a court date where you will make your case and a judge will rule on the legitimacy of your marital status.

  1. Print and fill out a Petition for Annulment
  2. File with the Kansas district court where one or both spouses currently live
  • You do not need to have lived in this district for very long, or at the time of the marriage
  • The marriage does not need to have taken place nearby
  1. Receive and attend a court date for a Kansas Annulment hearing
  2. Compile and bring proof documents to the annulment hearing
  3. Argue your case in court, have your soon-to-be un-spouse agree with your view
  4. Get your annulment

What Happens After an Annulment in Kansas?

Children remain legitimate and the responsibility of both parents.

Funds are divided between spouses, returned to their original state, or split depending on how long the funds were fused. A couple seeking annulment after escaping a coercive family may need financial separation more in line with a divorce. Kansas does allow for spousal support after an annulment if necessary.

Custody of children will be divided with both parents legally acknowledged, but as if the marriage never existed. Children born from the union within 300 days of the annulment are also automatically claimed under joint paternity.

How To Get a Kansas Annulment the Easy Way With DoNotPay

Getting an annulment is often the best thing you can do in a messy, non-mutual situation. Whether you were forced into a scary union against your will or you and your spouse are accidentally married after a night of wild drinking, DoNotPay can help you take the quick, simple steps to an annulment in Kansas. Simply tell DoNotPay what happened and the details about why your marriage is not legitimate and it will help you take the next legal steps.

First, DoNotPay helps you identify if your marriage can likely be annulled. Then DoNotPay helps you draft a letter or it can help you prepare your Kansas Petition for Annulment and file it with the correct court to pursue your options.

It only takes 3 steps:

  1. Search for Annulment on the DoNotPay website.

     

  2. Kick-off the process to see if your marriage is eligible for an annulment.

     

  3. Answer some specific questions about your marriage and see if your state law allows for an annulment.

     

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