In What Situations Can You Get An Annulment?

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.

In order to navigate the complexities of situations like this, it is imperative to hire a family law attorney who has plenty of experience and knowledge regarding the annulment process.

Grounds For Annulment

There are several reasons, or “grounds” one may have for an annulment. These reasons may include but are not limited to:

  • Mental health history

  • Child born out of wedlock

  • Fraud and misrepresentation

  • Incest between spouses

  • Underage spouse

  • Spouse had another marriage

  • Impotence

It is also important to note here that there is no minimum or maximum marriage length for an annulment in the State of Utah. An annulment essentially states that a marriage is void from the onset, which allows a few benefits to those involved. An annulled marriage may allow benefits that have ended to be reinstated, such as alimony payments from a past marriage. Annulments can also allow for a much cleaner financial separation than a divorce.

Next Steps?

At Lokken & Putnam, P.C., our lawyers have over 25 years of experience guiding clients through legal separations. We can determine if your marriage qualifies for annulment.

We have handled countless family law cases and know how to navigate the legal system. When you need someone who you can trust to help get a favorable outcome for your case, rest assured Lokken & Putnam, P.C. is here for you. You can reach us at (801) 829-9783 or contact us through our website today.