We often hear about couples who were married for a short time simply annulling their marriage. As a result, you may be wondering whether you and your spouse qualify for an annulment. Contrary to popular belief, an annulment doesn’t have much to do with the length of the marriage. Read on to learn more.
What is an annulment?
An annulment differs from a divorce in that it essentially erases the marriage, making it as though the marriage never existed.
What are grounds for an annulment?
In New Jersey, couples will only be eligible for an annulment if:
- One spouse was already married at the time that your marriage took place
- The relationship was incestuous outside of the degree of relation allowed by law
- Impotence, infertility, or other sexual issues which were hidden intentionally from a spouse before marriage and/or were not rectified during a marriage
- Either party was not mentally sound due to disabilities, intoxication, coercion, force, etc.
- One or both spouses were underage at the time of the marriage
What does the annulment process entail?
To begin the process, you or your spouse will file a “Complaint for Annulment.” If your spouse agrees to the annulment, the judge will enter a decree of annulment. However, if your spouse does not agree, you will have to provide proof of grounds for annulment.
Do I need an attorney?
When it comes to any family law matter, it is always a good idea to reach out to an experienced attorney. If you have to provide proof of grounds for annulment, a skilled family law attorney can help you gather the evidence you need. This process can be complicated and difficult without the help of an attorney.
If you want to get your marriage annulled, be sure to reach out to an attorney right away. Our firm can help you determine whether you are eligible for annulment, help you provide proof of grounds for annulment, and more. The sooner you reach out, the sooner we can begin working on your case. If you have any questions or concerns, we are here to walk you through the process.
Contact our Firm
We understand how emotional and difficult matters of family law can be. If you need the assistance of a knowledgeable attorney to help protect your right to your family, please do not hesitate to contact our experienced firm. We are eager and dedicated to helping you through this difficult time. Our personal injury specialists at Greenberg & Walden, LLC are standing by for a free initial consultation. Call us at 201-528-6928