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Family Law- Getting Your Marriage Annulled
Most people confuse divorce and annulment thinking they are different names for the same thing. From a legal standpoint, there are marked differences and annulment can really have a positive impact on the life a person who perhaps made a serious mistake getting married. The legal process of annulment can save a person from the considerable implications that divorce comes with such as property division or marital assets. However, the court does not readily grant annulment to a couple unless a few points in a set criterion can be ascertained. Even one reason from the list can be grounds enough for annulment to be given but usually it is considerable hassle since providing evidence can be tricky.
The Criterion For Annulment
If you have faced any of the above mentioned situations, you are eligible to apply for an annulment and get an attorney to assist you in the process. Your best chances are if you were not married for very long so that is the stance you should approach first. In shorter duration marriages, the assets have not had a chance to be intermingled (unless there was some sort of prenuptial agreement) so chances are that the spouse with all the money can get away scot free. Joint property (if any exists) will be divided amicably and in that case proceedings will be as they would have been in the case of a divorce.
Annulments cannot however be used to avoid obligations of child support since the child is by no means illegitimate. The father is still very much liable to pay any child maintenance fees that the court decides.
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