An annulment is not based on how long a couple has been married but on whether a person was ineligible to marry at the time or committed fraud. The grounds for annulment are that a legal marriage never existed – and proving this can be difficult.
It is not easy to get an annulment. There are limited conditions in which an annulment will be granted by a court. These can include:
Matters that are not grounds for an annulment but are often misunderstood as legitimate grounds for annulment in Michigan include:
Some people attempt to seek an annulment in Michigan because they think it is easier than going through a divorce. They believe an annulment will wipe the slate clean and their life will go on as though their marriage never existed. Annulment is not that simple, nor is it a quick legal process.
All the steps to get a Michigan divorce must occur in an annulment, plus it must be proven that there are grounds for annulment. This makes a couple’s split not only more time-consuming but costlier than a divorce.
Even if an annulment is not granted, a couple can still file for divorce simultaneously and have that split granted by a court. Should an annulment be granted, things can shake out as follows:
A religious annulment is separate from a legal annulment and can only be granted by a religious body. You may not be granted an annulment legally but could still be granted an annulment by a religious institution after divorce.
Even if you firmly believe your marriage qualifies for an annulment in Michigan, you need the help of a Michigan family law attorney to aid you in the pursuit of a legal annulment. The process to secure an annulment is complicated and difficult. Schedule a free consultation with the divorce lawyers at Femminineo Attorneys in Macomb County to ask all your questions and find out what’s possible for your divorce.
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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.
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