If I got married 11 months ago, would I be able to get an annulment?

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If I got married 11 months ago, would I be able to get an annulment?

I know you’re probably wondering why I waited so long. I was stupid enough to believe he

would change for the sake of our child but no he didn’t. He’s still verbally and emotionally

abusive to me. He wasn’t even supportive during my labor. And after being in labor for 20

hours I had to stay up all night with the baby because he wanted to get some sleep.. even

the nurses made comments to him. He’s an alcoholic also and smokes weed. The reason I’m asking this question is because I want to move to my mother’s with my child so we can have a better life and she lives in another state.

Asked on November 1, 2016 under Family Law, Georgia

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

What you describe is certainly grounds for a divorce, but not for an annulment. Annulments are only for certain, specific reasons which render the marriage not just bad or undesirable, but intrinsically void, such as:
1) one spouse was married to someone else at the same time he/she got "married" again;
2) a spouse was under the age of consent;
3) a spouse was mentally incompetent when getting married;
4) a spouse lied about a fundamental reason for getting married--e.g. claimed to want children, when he/she did not, or actually only got married for immigration reasons without telling the spouse.
Other than as the above, you can't annull just because a marriage is fairly short term or not working out; you'd need to divorce.


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