Are you looking to annul a marriage in NY? If you are still legally married, but are looking to permanently separate from your current partner, it may be time to seek an anulment. Thankfully, being able to void marriages is a right that is protected by the supreme court. If you think the time 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, whatever that may look like for you in your life at its current expression. So if you are looking to file for an annulment from your spouse and are located in the region of Buffalo or western New York as a whole, Venzon Law Firm PC has been helping couples throughout the state, as well as Canada to annul their marriages and move forward with their lives, after the years of the marriage, since the opening of the practice 1984. With decades of experience serving the needs of couples, our experienced legal team is confident in our ability to help you and your partner navigate any local or federal regulations, and lead you through the litigation of your impending annulment, so that you can proceed on your journey forward to happiness and success.
An annulment is granted when a marriage is voidable or void from the beginning. In order for a marriage to be eligible for consideration for an annulment, this decision must mean that there was a defect at the time the parties entered into the marriage. This distinction is what allows for the court to declare it invalid. Unlike a divorce, an annulment rewrites history as though the marriage never occurred. If you make the decision to have your marriage annulled, it will appear almost as if it never existed at all. That is why many couples choose to make this decision, so that they can be eternally free from their past, and embrace the freedom to restart their life without any unnecessary ties to a former partner that they no longer need to have a connection with. Even so, many regulations exist within the legislation around annulments to ensure that your assets remain secured, including the protection of individual property rights for each party.
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 requested.
Our Buffalo lawyers welcome your questions about annulment and can assist you if your situation qualifies for one. Email us or call us at 716-854-7888 to schedule your initial consultation.