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What’s an Annulment All About?

Divorce is when a marriage is legally dissolved and it often includes dividing assets as well as resolving several other marriage-related issues dependent on the state where the divorce petition was filed.

An annulment is also a legal action that signals the end of a marriage. However, a key difference is that with an annulment, the law will view the marriage as though it never happened. Put differently, instead of marriage dissolution, an annulment gets rid of it entirely from public records.

In Florida, a couple wishing to annul must either prove that the marriage was not valid from the moment it began or turned invalid during the marriage. Several reasons may result in an annulment. To provide a few examples, a spouse may have had mental health issues that did not allow them to consent to the marriage, one of the spouses were coerced into getting married, the couple is blood-related, or one spouse below the age of 18 did not have parental consent.

The burden of proof is on the spouse who is applying for the marriage to be annulled, which implies that the person is required to show proof supporting their claim.

This update is provided by the firm and Miami family law lawyers of Rafool, LLC. We have a strong reputation throughout Florida and we have numerous years of experience representing clients involved in complex divorce cases as well as other family law matters. Should you have any domestic or family issue, we are here to assist you by providing educated advice and skilled, professional advocacy. Call 305-567-9400 to speak with one of our family law attorneys Miami.

This information is provided for educational or informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. The information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to substitute for legal advice.


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