what is a annulment?
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what is a annulment?
i want to get a divorce but i need to know can i get a annulment if the marriage didnt last 6 months?
Asked on December 14, 2016 under Family Law, Texas
SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 5 years ago | Contributor
An annulment basically says the marriage "never happened," as opposed to divorce, which ends an existing marriage. Annulments are only granted if the marriage was invalid from the start--the length of the marriage is not a factor. Things that could potentially make the marriage void or invalid from the beginning include:
1) If you or your "spouse" was still married to another person at the time.
2) If one of you was too young to legally marry.
3) If one of you was not mentally competent at the you married.
4) If one of you lied about wanting children (not changed your mind later: lied before getting married), since this goes to one of the basic reasons to marry. Similarly, lying about sexual orientation or about the ability to have sex...or refuses to "consumate" the marriage.
5) If one of you only wanted to get married for immigration reasons, and lied about that.
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