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August 1, 2019
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getting a michigan annulment femminineo attorneysAnnulment. It’s a word you hear after impulsive weddings in Vegas. It’s a process that seems as simple as stating you want it to happen. But Michigan annulments are a legal process, and proving that a marriage never existed can be a challenge, no matter where or how they happened. This is no time to attempt a do-it-yourself divorce.

Misconception 1: A marriage that only lasted a few days or weeks qualifies for annulment.

The length of time a couple has been married has nothing to do with whether they qualify for an annulment. It is still necessary to prove one of the grounds for annulment

Misconception 2: Annulments are religious matters.

Religious annulments are separate from legal annulments. Neither has any bearing on the other. You may be granted an annulment legally, but that doesn’t mean you will be granted an annulment by a religious body, and vice versa.

Misconception 3: If you haven’t consummated the marriage it is automatically annulled.

Physical intimacy is irrelevant when it comes to annulment. And there are no circumstances in which any marriage is automatically annulled. However, if one party concealed at the time of the marriage that they had no intention of consummating the union, this may be grounds for a legal annulment.

Misconception 4: If you regret the marriage you can get an annulment.

You may wish that you had never married someone or discover that you really don’t like them let alone love them. Nevertheless, it’s still necessary to prove one of the legal grounds for annulment to convince a court that your marriage should be deemed nonexistent.

Misconception 5: It’s easier to get an annulment than a divorce.

Annulments are not a quick legal process, they do not take the place of a divorce, and they are not easier than a divorce. In fact, in a Michigan annulment, you must go through all the steps to get a divorce, plus prove that there are grounds for annulment. These requirements make an annulment more time-consuming and costly than a divorce alone.

Reasons Courts Might Grant an Annulment

Getting an annulment isn’t easy. It is necessary to prove that one person was ineligible to marry or has committed fraud. The most likely reasons a court will grant an annulment are:

  • One of the parties was under age 16 at the time of the marriage.
  • One person was already married to someone else.
  • The parties discover they are more closely related than first cousins.
  • One person was forced into the marriage.
  • One person was physically or mentally incapacitated at the time of the marriage.
  • One person falsified information about themselves.
  • One person failed to disclose the details of an important matter, like their inability to have children or the existence of a criminal record.
  • One person committed immigration fraud.

If you want your marriage to be annulled so it will be classified as never having existed, get the help of an experienced Michigan divorce lawyer at Femminineo Attorneys, PLLC in Macomb County. Schedule your consultation today.


What makes us the right divorce attorneys for you?

Family Law Expertise

Most lawyers are in a general practice and do some of everything. One of our main focuses is on Family law and being expert at divorce, custody and support matters.

Strong Relationships

We are in court daily, working with the family court judges, their staff and clerks, the Friend of the Court office, the Bar Association and other attorneys working in this area. We pride ourselves on fighting hard for our clients while working well with everyone.


Our extensive experience and strong relationship with the courts and our peers leads many judges and attorneys to hire us to act as Mediators in other Family Law cases. Make no mistake; having a strong working relationship with the court can have a massive impact on your case. Unlike most attorneys, we have no fear of the court room and are in trial regularly against the best in the business. We see the judges every week and maintain strong ties with their staff.

We Care

Although every attorney can “handle” your case, Femminineo Attorneys cares about you and your family. We work extremely hard to keep this difficult process civil and to shelter your children from as much of the negative facets as possible.


Once your case is concluded, we will be there to help you with any post-judgment problems that may arise.


Everyone’s financial situation is different and we work with our clients to formulate a fee arrangement that works within your means.


We have handled every possible situation involving domestic law. We will do everything possible to wrap up your case in a timely manner, avoiding delays that cause unnecessary legal fees.


When your case cannot be easily solved, we will fight hard and use all of our resources to win. Unlike most attorneys, we have no fear of the court room and we regularly win cases against the best in the business at trial.

Expert Staff

Unlike many attorneys who have a part-time typist and work 30 hours a week, we have an expert staff available all day long to assist you and provide immediate service.

Personal Service

At Femminineo Attorneys, your case will be handled by an experienced family law attorney. Each of our attorneys in our family law division has many years of experience in handling family law matters.

We encourage you to see these differences for yourself and call today to speak with one of our partners or schedule a free consultation at our office.

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