AZ Attorneys Advise Clients Seeking Civil Annulment of Their Marriage
Skilled Mesa lawyers represent husbands and wives who believe their union is invalid
People often mistakenly think that civil annulment allows a newlywed couple to change their mind and legally reverse their marriage. This is not the case; the knowledgeable family lawyers at Branham Law Offices, P.C. can explain who might be eligible for annulment under AZ law. If a legal flaw does exist in your union, we can help you pursue an annulment.
Assistance with potential legal grounds to undo your marriage
Our Mesa lawyers will examine your situation to help determine if your union can be annulled. Though jurisdictions differ, common legal justifications can include:
- Fraud Misrepresentation of a material fact can be grounds for annulment. This can include lying about the ability to parent children or consummate the marriage.
- Age or mental capacity If one party was underage at the the time of the marriage or lacked the requisite mental state to make such a commitment, an annulment might be possible.
- Duress When someone is forced or threatened into getting married, that does not constitute legal consent.
- Bigamy If it is discovered that one spouse was already married when the wedding occurred, that is grounds for annulment even if the spouse was not aware of that fact.
Branham Law Offices, P.C. attorneys are experienced in all types of marital litigation and can advise you on your options.
Knowledgeable counselors to guide you through the annulment process
After a detailed review of your situation, we can help determine the likelihood of success for an annulment petition. Unlike divorce, which ends a marriage, annulment is a determination that a legitimate marriage never existed. However, annulment does not affect issues relating to child support or parentage.