While we were dating I told my husband that I may want kids somedaybut decided once married that I never wanted children, can I get an annulment?

My husband is moving back to TX. We haven’t even been married for a year. There is also an issue of mental abuse.

Asked on August 1, 2010 under Family Law, Maryland


M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

I am sorry for your situation.  It is my understanding that while Maryland does have laws and procedures for annulment they really prefer that you file for divorce.  From what I have read the grounds for annulment here would be fraud.  Cruelty is a ground for what is known as a "limited" divorce in Maryland but it seems that only grants you a "limited" divorce and you want to be absolutely divorced to move on with your life.  I would go and seek legal consultation from an attorney in your area to clear up and formulate the best strategy here.  Maryland seems to have a different approach that is not as straightforward on some issues.  Good luck.

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