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An annulment is a formal procedure to dissolve a marriage that never existed legally. It's different from divorce since it seeks to dissolve a marriage that's considered to have illegally existed, unlike in the case of a divorce.
An annulment can be somewhat more challenging to obtain from its procedural standpoint than a divorce. You need to establish a few legal elements to obtain an annulment, especially if you don't want the other person to know about it. DoNotPay offers an easy way to get an annulment without the other person knowing about it. All you have to do is follow the few steps given below, and we'll help you get your annulment in the easiest way possible.
What Is an Annulment?
A marriage annulment is one of the legal procedures to dissolve a marriage. It dissolves a marriage because it was never valid, and it didn't technically exist.
What Are the Reasons for Seeking an Annulment?
Every state has its law regarding marriage annulments. However, specific requirements apply in every state. Here are the grounds you should prove to consider your marriage null and void.
- Bigamy: In this situation, one of the spouses was in another marriage at the time of their marriage.
- Forced Consent: In this case, one of the spouses entered the marriage under duress.
- The marriage is prohibited by law: An incestuous marriage can be annulled since most state laws prohibit it.
- Mental Incapacity: When two people get married when they are under the influence of drugs, they cannot make an informed consent. Therefore, they can seek an annulment to dissolve their marriage.
- Inability to consummate your marriage: When partners cannot consummate their marriage due to impotence or physical incapabilities, they can seek to annul it.
- Underage marriage: When partners are too young to enter into marriage, they can seek a marriage annulment.
Can You Get an Annulment Without the Other Person?
Yes. However, you must provide necessary proof showing that your decision is valid to complete this process. If you can prove the above factors in the annulment process, there's nothing that your partner can do to stop it.
Please note that proving that your marriage is invalid can be a simple matter, but it might not be the case at times, especially when your spouse is not consenting to the state.
What Are the Challenges of Getting an Annulment?
Again, annulling a marriage seems easy, but several challenges are associated with this process. Here are the challenges you might face while annulling your marriage:
- Disagreement on spousal support
- Having the annulment barred if you had prior knowledge about your marriage situation
- Challenges obtaining proof required in an annulment compared to a divorce
- The extinguishing of the spouse's right to social security retirement and social benefit
Is There a Statute of Limitation for Marriage Annulment?
It depends on the state you live in. In some states, there's no time frame for a marriage annulment. However, there is a specific limit in some states. For instance, Colorado has a six-month limitation for an annulment. This means you should file your annulment within six months after discovering any of the grounds stated above.
Additionally, in a situation where a spouse wants to annul a marriage based on the inability to consummate the marriage, you have a year to start the process. An annulment based on underage spouses should be completed within two years.
How Much Does It Cost to Annul a Marriage?
The cost of annulling a marriage is often less than a divorce unless your partner contests this process. If so, the cost will rise, especially when you're required to pay court fees and make additional court appearances.
Get Your Annulment With Ease Using DoNotPay
Getting an annulment is not a walk in the park. You need to adhere to specific legal requirements to complete this process in the best possible way. Any form of mistake can significantly affect your efforts to annul your marriage successfully.
Let DoNotPay help you annul your marriage with ease using the following three easy 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. Once you're done with these steps, you can rest assured that we will work out your marriage annulment process in the best way possible. You never have to contact local court clerks or deal with bureaucratic procedures to complete this process. We can help you complete these steps at the click of a button.
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