Can you get an annulment?

| Jan 9, 2019 | Family Law |

There are many misunderstandings about an annulment and when you can get one. When you get married in Georgia, you create a legally binding contract. An annulment, according to the Superior Court of Fulton County, voids the legal contract of marriage and makes it as if it never existed. This is a big deal legally speaking. That is why annulments are not common and the court only grants them in very specific situations.

One thing to note upfront is that an annulment is not based on the length of your marriage. It does not matter if your marriage is one year old or 20 years old. Length is not a factor is whether a court will grant one or not.

To qualify for an annulment, you must live in the state for at least the six months prior. You may only request an annulment if your spouse was already married, the marriage was fraudulent, you were forced into the marriage, you were mentally unable to enter into a contract or you and your spouse are related in a way that makes the marriage illegal. In addition, if you were under the age of 16 at the time of your marriage, you may also get an annulment. You must file in the county in which you live.

Do not if you have children together, an annulment is very unlikely regardless of the circumstances. However, it may still be a possibility, but it is contingent on your specific situation. This information is for education and is not legal advice.