Minneapolis Annulment Attorneys
Helping You Understand the Annulment Process
Annulments are often misunderstood. Many people believe that an annulment is a religious process that can only be granted by a church. In reality, an annulment is a legal process that can only be granted by a court. An annulment is a declaration that a marriage is void, or that it was never valid to begin with. In other words, an annulment is a legal declaration that a marriage is not legally valid and should be treated as if it never happened.
At Sobol Family Law, we understand that the annulment process can be confusing. Our Minneapolis annulment lawyers are here to help you understand the process and guide you through it. We have extensive experience handling annulments and other family law matters. We are prepared to put our knowledge and skill to work for you.
Legal Grounds for Annulment
Not all marriages can be annulled. In order to be eligible for an annulment, you must be able to prove that your marriage is void or voidable. In other words, you must be able to prove that your marriage is not legally valid or that it is legally valid but can be voided for some reason.
There are several legal grounds for annulment, including:
- Force or fraud
It is important to note that, in Minnesota, there is no time limit for seeking an annulment on the grounds of bigamy, consanguinity, or age. This means that you can seek an annulment on these grounds at any time. However, if you are seeking an annulment on the grounds of impotence or force or fraud, you must do so within the time limits set by the state.
How to File for an Annulment
The process for filing for an annulment is similar to the process for filing for a divorce. You will need to complete the appropriate paperwork and file it with the court. You will also need to serve your spouse with a copy of the paperwork. If your spouse agrees to the annulment, the process will be relatively straightforward. However, if your spouse contests the annulment, the process can become more complicated.
When you file for an annulment, you will need to provide the following information:
- Your name and address
- Your spouse’s name and address
- The date and location of your marriage
- Whether you have any children together
- Whether you or your spouse are currently pregnant
- Whether you or your spouse have any children from a previous relationship
- Whether you or your spouse have any property together
- Whether you or your spouse have any debts together
- Whether you or your spouse have any property or debts from before the marriage
- Whether you or your spouse are seeking spousal maintenance
- Whether you or your spouse are seeking to change your name
Once you have filed the appropriate paperwork, you will need to wait for the court to review your case. If the court determines that you have met the legal grounds for annulment, it will grant the annulment. If the court determines that you have not met the legal grounds for annulment, it will deny the annulment. If your annulment is denied, you may be able to file for a divorce instead.
How Long Does an Annulment Take?
The length of time it takes to obtain an annulment will depend on a variety of factors, including the complexity of your case and whether your spouse contests the annulment. In general, an annulment takes less time than a divorce. This is because an annulment is a simpler process that does not require the division of property or the determination of child custody. However, if your spouse contests the annulment, the process can become more complicated and more time-consuming.
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