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


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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