Annulling Void And Voidable Marriages In New York State
Are you looking to annul a marriage in New York State? If you are married but are looking to have your marriage declared null and void from the beginning it may be appropriate to seek annulment. Thankfully, being able to void marriages is a right protected by the supreme court. If you think the length of the marriage has been too long or may have reached the age where making this decision may not be worth it, know that it is never too late to live your version of happily ever after and to have your marriage dissolved by annulment.
So, if you are looking to file for an annulment from your spouse and are located in the Buffalo or Western New York area, the annulment attorneys at Venzon Law Firm PC can assist you in this type of situation to annul your marriage and allow you to move forward with your life.
Venzon Law Firm was established in 1984 and has decades of experience serving the needs of clients. Our experienced legal team is confident in our ability to help you navigate any legal issue in matrimonial and family law and lead you through litigation related to your impending annulment so that you can proceed on your journey to happiness and success.
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An annulment is granted when a marriage is voidable or void from the beginning. For a marriage to be annulled it means that there was a defect at the time the parties entered into the marriage. This distinction is what allows the court to declare it invalid. Unlike a divorce, an annulment rewrites history and it is as though the marriage never happened.
What are the Grounds For Annulment in new york state?
The grounds for annulment in New York State can be found under the NY Domestic Relations Law §140. This law provides several different grounds for annulment and dictates when an annulment of the marriage can be obtained:
Force, duress or fraud: Under certain circumstances a marriage can be annulled if the marriage was obtained by force or duress. The exception to this is if the couple was cohabitating as a couple would before the marriage occurred. Likewise, a party cannot claim fraud as grounds for annulment if they cohabitated as a couple prior to the marriage and knew about the full facts of the fraud.
Under age of consent: Marriage while a party is underage is grounds for annulment, unless the couple continued to cohabitate after the underage party reaches the age of consent, or if the marriage is certified after the underage person reaches the legal age.
Five years of incurable mental illness or mental incapacity
Already married: If a party to the marriage was already previously in an enforceable marriage, the marriage can be dissolved via annulment in the state of New York.
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