How Much Will It Cost to Annul My Marriage? DoNotPay Has The Details!
Did you find out that your partner was withholding their fertility status, was a close blood relative, or you were married before you were legally an adult and have decided that you shouldn't have been? The cost of annulment could be less than and is more acceptable than a divorce is in most religions. However, the requirements are complicated.
DoNotPay offers all the information you need to make the difficult choice to divorce or annul your marriage, in both the secular and religious systems. Learn what an annulment is, how much an annulment costs, annulment requirements, if you can single-handedly get an annulment, and if you should either dissolve your marriage or get a divorce. DoNotPay's goal is to make your decision-making process as straightforward as possible.
Annulment: What Is It?
Dissolution of your marriage is not something that is meant to be easy to do. Divorce legally separates the couple and divides their assists, assigns support, and child and parenting plans. The annulment legally states the marriage was never valid. However, there are stipulations to the reasons annulments can be granted. For instance, if:
- Spouses are blood relatives which are illegal
- Infertility or blood relative status was known and concealed from the spouse
- Both parties were underage at the time of marriage
- The spouse was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of marriage
The admissible causes and time constraints for annulment may differ based on the state in which the marriage was consummated (or not consummated). Consult the table below for further information on the unique criteria of each state.
How Much Does an Annulment Cost?
An annulment may cost anywhere from $500 to more than $5,000 on average, depending on the circumstances. If your partner files a motion to have the annulment rejected, the cost increases dramatically. The following expenses will be incurred:
- Filing paperwork
- Legal fees
- Lawyer fees
- Court fees
- Investigation funds
Without a dispute, the procedure is simple and straightforward. You may have to spend more time and money proving that you deserve an annulment if your spouse objects. If both parties decide this is the best course of action, there will be fewer legal fees, paperwork, planning, and little investigations. The courts will choose the right path for any children involved in the couple's annulment, but the spouses will not be entitled to alimony.
Apply for Annulment by Yourself
Your state may have distinct standards, but there is a general approach to follow. First, you'll need evidence that your marriage was invalid when you were married to commence the annulment procedure.
To submit the first documentation with the courts, just one spouse must do so. It should be noted that both parties are required to sign the papers that legally annulled their marriage for it to be completed.
To Begin the Procedure of Annulment of Your Marriage:
- Discover the reason for annulment and gain physical proof.
- Find a lawyer to file the initial request.
- Wait for your spouse's answer after the paperwork is served.
- Attend court dates
- Submit to interviews by investigators
- Receive the court's decision.
You should be aware that a religious annulment does not affect the legal status of the marriage. Separation of spouses is possible only via a civil annulment. Traditional and non-traditional marriages may both be ended by annulment.
Apply for Annulment Instantly With DoNotPay
Have you decided that you have the grounds for an annulment, but you don't want to go at it alone? Don't worry, DoNotPay is there for you. There are only three small steps to get the process started, and DoNotPay will be with you through the entire process.
Follow These Simple Directions:
- 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.
That's it! You have begun the first steps to dissolving your marriage by annulment. DoNotPay can help you reach other goals legally and financially.
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