At The Mandel Law Firm, we represent individuals who wish to have their marriages annulled in the New York City area. Under certain circumstances, an annulment may be a more appropriate option than divorce. We can help you determine if an annulment is an appropriate way to end your marriage.
Once an annulment is complete, it is as though the marriage never occurred. After an annulment, individual parties can legally and truthfully claim to have never been married. To learn more, contact a New York City annulment attorney today.
Why Get an Annulment?
- If the marriage has lasted less than six months — In New York, other than for reasons of cruel and inhuman treatment, individuals cannot get divorced if their marriage is less than six months old. However, they may be able to get an annulment in certain circumstances.
- If one individual is still technically married — If one spouse is still married to another person but claimed to be divorced, the latest marriage can be annulled.
- If the marriage was based on fraud — If one individual deceived the other into getting married (by falsely claiming to want kids, for example), an annulment may be sought.
- For religious reasons — In certain religions, divorce is not an option for couples looking to end their marriages. A civil annulment, if appropriate, may be a viable alternative when a couple cannot get a divorce for religious reasons.
There may be additional reasons why a couple may choose an annulment over divorce. Talk to our lawyers to learn more.
New York Annulment Attorneys
You must be able to prove that there are specific legal grounds in order to obtain an annulment in New York state. These grounds may include a variety of factors, such as the fact that your marriage was the result of fraud. If you would like to get your marriage annulled, our family law attorneys can help you explore your options and take legal action.
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To learn more about getting an annulment in New York, contact us online or by calling toll free at (888) 2 WIN NOW (888-294-6669) or locally at (646) 770-3868.