Everything You Need to Know About Annulment in MN

Annul My Marriage Everything You Need to Know About Annulment in MN

All You Need to Know About an Annulment in Minnesota

Some marriages were never meant to be. There are a few different ways that marriages can end. Some marriages fail and end in divorce, and some marriages were not conducted in full compliance with the law and can end without a divorce. A marriage can be undone and removed from existence as though it never happened. This is exactly what an annulment does in Minnesota. An annulment treats a marriage as though it never happened. Someone who gets an annulment does not say they have an annulled marriage, they were never married according to law. Minnesota has basic annulment laws that DoNotPay will help you negotiate and get your marriage annulled quickly and easily.

What are the Allowable Reasons a Marriage can be Annulled in Minnesota

Before discussing annulments, it is important to distinguish between “voidable” marriages, which remain valid until an annulment decree is issued, and “void” marriages, which are never legally valid in the first place, and do not require an annulment decree to be deemed legally void.

Void marriages
  1. Marriages are entered into before the prior marriage of a party is dissolved.
  2. Marriages between persons too closely related by blood or adoption.
Voidable marriages
  • A party could not consent to the marriage at the time the marriage was solemnized, either because of mental incapacity or infirmity and the other party at the time the marriage was solemnized did not know of the incapacity; or because of the influence of alcohol, drugs, or other incapacitating substances; or because the consent of either was obtained by force or fraud and there was no subsequent voluntary cohabitation of the parties;
  • A party lacks the physical capacity to consummate the marriage by sexual intercourse and the other party at the time the marriage was solemnized did not know of the incapacity;
  • A party was under the age for marriage established by section 517.02 (generally age 18, or age 16 with parental consent).

These are the basic requirements that must be met to qualify for an annulment in Minnesota.

  • Voluntary consent is required for both parties to enter into a marriage. Consent is not considered voluntary if:
  • One spouse had a mental illness or lacked mental capacity, and the other spouse was unaware of it at the time of the marriage.
  • One spouse was incapacitated by a substance, drugs, or alcohol at the time of the marriage.
  • The consent was not voluntary and was either forced or was perpetrated by fraud.
  • Additionally, if one spouse was unable to participate in sexual intercourse and the other spouse was unaware of this at the time of the marriage, it can be annulled.
  • Both parties must be of the legal age of 18 to be married in Minnesota unless they have parental consent and the marriage license approval of a juvenile court judge for a marriage to be valid.

The behavior of the couple after the discovery of the issues allowing an annulment can impact whether an annulment would be allowed by the court. If they continued to live together for some time with full knowledge of the other's incapacity, this behavior may impact whether an annulment would be allowed.

What is the Time Limit for an Annulment to be Requested After a Marriage in Minnesota

The time limit for applying for an annulment in Minnesota varies depending on the particular reason that a marriage can be annulled.

  1. Once one party to the marriage discovers that the other party was incapacitated at the time of the marriage, they have 90 days to apply for an annulment.
  2. If one party is unable to consummate the marriage by participating in sexual intercourse, the other party has one year to apply for an annulment.
  3. When one party is under the legal age to marry, the marriage can be annulled by application from the underaged party, parent, or guardian, at any time until the underaged party reaches the legal age to marry in Minnesota.

If one party dies before applying for an annulment that meets the criteria, an annulment is not allowed.

If you think you are eligible for an annulment, pay attention to the allowable periods.

How You Can Apply for an Annulment on Your Own in Minnesota

There are no required forms to apply for an annulment in Minnesota. An applicant can simply send a letter to the court. The hangups come from the necessary proof of meeting the requirements to complete an annulment. The process looks easy on the surface, but each of the possible qualifying requirements has particular rules. DoNotPay will follow the steps with you to make sure you qualify every step of the way. We will have you covered.

Make Your Minnesota Marriage Disappear Instantly with the Help of DoNotPay

There are no forms required to apply for an annulment in Minnesota. DoNotPay will help you prepare a simple letter to the court to initiate the process. You will also receive up-to-date information on what to expect in your state before you have to decide what you want to do and when you want to do it.

DoNotPay is a perfect solution to getting your marriage annulled in any state. It can be frustrating trying to get it done on your own.   The entire process is super easy using the 3 easy steps with DoNotPay.

Take these 3 steps to get your annulment started:

  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.

     

Determining your eligibility to annul your marriage is easy with DoNotPay. We will also help you get your annulment started once you are ready, on your terms.

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