Is my marriage voidable if my husband lied to me about his legal immigration status before we got married?

Asked on September 16, 2014 under Family Law, Virginia

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

It *may* be voidable (that is, you can get an annulment) due to fraud in the inception--that is, your husband lied to you about a critical fact in order to get you to marry him. That sort of fraud can provide grounds for an annulment. (You certainly could get divorced.) You should speak with a matrimonial or family law attorney about your situation to see if you could qualify for an annulment, or if a divorce is instead the way to go.


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