Do You Qualify For An Annulment?
Although annulments are not especially common in Michigan, there are specific circumstances in which this legal procedure may be appropriate. Not every couple qualifies for an annulment. Those who do not can continue on to divorce proceedings if they so desire.
Once an annulment is complete, legally it is as though the marriage never happened. If you are interested in seeking an annulment, you should talk to an experienced family law attorney about your legal options. Call the Law Offices of Julie Hlywa in Eastpointe, Michigan, to schedule a free consultation at 586-415-0093.
Seeking An Annulment In Michigan
In Michigan, there are specific grounds for seeking an annulment, including:
- The parties must not be married already;
- The parties must not be related within a prohibited degree of consanguinity or affinity;
- The parties must be of marriageable age;
- The parties must be mentally competent;
- The parties must be entering the marriage without fraud or duress;
- The parties must be free of communicable venereal disease.
Contact my firm for more information about other grounds for annulment. I offer a free initial 30-minute consultation.
Certain individuals may seek a marriage annulment for religious purposes. Others may seek an annulment to avoid the blemish of a divorce. No matter what the reason, it is important to remember that an annulment is a very specific legal procedure, and there are many complex steps involved.
Working with an experienced family law attorney in these matters is extremely important to ensure that the proper steps are taken, requirements are met, and timelines are met. Beyond a certain time period, the court may not permit an annulment. At this point, seeking a divorce may be a better legal option.
Not Sure? Call For A Free Consultation.
I am Eastpointe annulment lawyer Julie Hlywa, and I can help you determine if an annulment or separate maintenance is a viable legal option for you. For more information about divorce alternatives, including separate maintenance and annulments, contact me today to set up a free consultation at The Law Offices of Julie Hlywa. Or call my office at 586-415-0093.
“You are very professional, and I am very happy with your service. Thank you very much Julie. Everything went very smoothly. Thanks once again.” — Mike H., August 15, 2009