Annulments are a court procedure, like a divorce, wherein a marriage is dissolved. However, annulments vary in that they are retroactive. If granted, it will be as if the marriage never took place. A good divorce lawyer will be needed in any case, but it becomes even more important if only one spouse wants the annulment. Annulments are usually asked for and granted within a short period after the marriage (a few days or weeks). The reasons why an annulment is needed may vary, but it generally has to do with a misunderstanding, fraud or a hasty decision which is regretted later. Listed below are the main reasons for annulments.
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A voided marriage is where the marriage itself was illegal, such as one spouse being already married prior to the new marriage. When the other spouse finds out later, it is grounds for an annulment. A voidable marriage is where the marriage can be declared void because it was done under duress or one spouse was found to have a mental illness.
This might also come under concealment, under which one spouse hid something that impacts the marriage. This can be impotency, disease, or a criminal record or drug addiction. Fraud would be where one spouse lied to get married, such as for immigration reasons or for money. Misunderstandings are where both spouses agree they went into it too fast without knowing much about the other person's likes or dislikes.
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Did you know?
Children born before annulments are considered legitimate.
Annulments are retroactive and if granted, the marriage is considered void from Day 1. But children born after marriage and before an annulment are still considered legitimate.