Salt Lake City Annulment Attorneys
Need to Annul Your Marriage? Choose Lawyers with Experience.
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 & Putnam, P.C., our attorneys help clients throughout Salt Lake City, Cottonwood Heights, and all of Utah determine if their marriage qualifies for an annulment and then guide them through the process.
See if you qualify by calling us at (801) 829-9783. You can also complete our online contact form.
How Annulments Differ from 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.
What Are the Grounds for Annulment of Marriage in Utah?
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)
Talk to a Seasoned Annulment Attorney in Salt Lake City
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.
Schedule your consultation with one of our attorneys by calling (801) 829-9783.
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