Can I have my marriage annulled?
Every now and then, we have someone ask can I get my marriage annulled? Florida law does allow you to annul a marriage, but annulments are very rare. An annulment would make it like you never got married. Ordinarily, there would be no equitable distributing or marital assets and debts. That means each person would go back to the way things were before the marriage. Moreover, alimony is not awarded in annulment cases. While it is still technically an option under certain circumstances, many judges do not want to annul a marriage even if it may fit under the legal requirements. This is because divorces in Florida are “no fault,” which means neither side is legally required to blame the other spouse for causing the divorce. Annulment, however, does usually require some sort of blame or explanation for why the marriage needs to be annulled. You can follow all the procedures and still be denied an annulment by the judge in your case. And then you will have to possibly start over and file for divorce anyhow. Below are some reasons you may have to prove if you want an annulment rather than a divorce. Contact us to discuss your case. Whether it is an annulment or a divorce, we are here to help you in this important time in your life.