If you are contemplating the end of your marriage and seeking an alternative to divorce, our team of skilled Annulment Solicitors and Lawyers is here to assist you.
We understand that each situation is unique, and our professional and compassionate approach ensures that you receive personalised support throughout the annulment process.
Whether your marriage is void or voidable, our experienced team will help you navigate the legal complexities, presenting a strong case to achieve a decree of nullity.
What Is A Marriage Annulment?
A marriage annulment is a legal procedure that differs from divorce, as it nullifies the marriage, placing the parties involved back in their original position as if the marriage never occurred.
If you are considering ending your marriage and prefer an alternative to divorce, an annulment might be a suitable option for you.
Why Seek Annulment Rather Than Divorce?
There are various reasons why individuals opt for marriage annulments instead of divorces.
Unlike divorce, which ends a legally valid marriage, an annulment declares the marriage void or voidable.
This means the court treats the marriage as if it never existed, which can be appealing to some individuals for personal or religious reasons.
Grounds For Annulling A Marriage
To obtain a decree of nullity for your marriage, it must be deemed either void or voidable.
A marriage is considered void if certain circumstances apply, such as one or both parties being already married, the parties being of the same gender, or either party being under the age of 16.
In cases where the marriage is void, there is no need to apply for annulment explicitly, but it is generally advisable to do so to formalise the process.
On the other hand, a marriage may be deemed voidable due to reasons such as non-consummation of the marriage, lack of valid consent from one or both parties (e.g., due to coercion or pressure), or if one party seeks gender recognition or has undergone a gender change. If your marriage is considered voidable, it remains legally valid until the court grants a decree of nullity.
Annulment is often appropriate in cases of forced marriages.
Contact Monan Gozzett
If you are considering annulling your marriage, seeking professional legal advice and representation is crucial to navigating the process effectively. Monan Gozzett's experienced Annulment Solicitors and Lawyers can guide you to understand your options and pursue the best course of action for your unique situation.
We offer complimentary 15-minute appointments with our Family Solicitors and Lawyers.
Take this opportunity to discuss your case and discover how we can assist you.
Annulling A Marriage: FAQs
Can I get a civil partnership annulled?
Similar to marriages, civil partnerships can also be annulled if certain legal criteria are met. Our expert solicitors can help you determine whether your civil partnership is eligible for annulment and guide you through the process.
How long does an annulment take?
The timeframe for obtaining an annulment can vary depending on the complexity of the case and the cooperation of both parties involved. Generally, straightforward cases may be resolved relatively quickly, while more complex situations may take longer. Our team will work diligently to expedite the process and keep you informed throughout.
How do I start the annulment process?
Initiating the annulment process involves filing an application for annulment with the court. Monan Gozzett's Annulment Solicitors will assist you in preparing the necessary documentation, gathering evidence, and presenting a compelling case for the annulment. We prioritise streamlining the process and protecting your rights during this sensitive time.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward annulling your marriage or civil partnership. Our team is ready to provide professional support and compassionate guidance tailored to your needs.
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