Attorneys Who Understand Utah Annulments

Annulment is the legal process through which the court declares a marriage void or as though a marriage never happened. Annulling a marriage has strict legal requirements and filing for one is not always an easy process. At Lokken & Associates, P.C., our attorneys help clients throughout Salt Lake City and Utah determine if their marriage qualifies for an annulment and then guide them through the process.

How Are Annulments Different From A Divorce?

An annulment declares the marriage void from the onset, which confers a few benefits to each party. An annulled marriage may allow for the reinstatement of ended benefits, such as an alimony payment from a previous marriage. Annulments also generally allow for a much cleaner financial separation compared to a divorce.

Even with an annulment, some purchased property may be divided between the ex-spouses. Parents who have had their marriage annulled still have all the parental rights conferred by a marriage. This means that parents may need to create a child custody agreement and calculate child support payments.

Does My Marriage Qualify For An Annulment?

To have a Utah marriage annulled, the couple must prove that their marriage was never valid from the beginning. This means the couple must show that they would never have gotten married if they knew certain information about the other party before marriage. There is no minimum or maximum marriage length for an annulment in Utah.

A marriage can be annulled for a few reasons, including:

  • Mental health history
  • Child born out of wedlock
  • Fraud and misrepresentation
  • Incest between spouses
  • Underage spouse
  • Spouse had another marriage (bigamy)
  • Impotence

Talk To A Seasoned Divorce And Annulment Attorney

At Lokken & Associates, P.C., our lawyers have years of experience guiding clients through legal separations and can determine if your marriage qualifies for annulment. Schedule your free consultation with an attorney by calling 801-924-9211 or sending us an email. Hablamos Español. Falamos Português.