How can I get an annulment or divorce? 20 Answers as of July 03, 2013

If I found out that my husband is still married to his previous wife, how can I get an annulment or divorce?

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Ruiz Law Group, P.C.
Ruiz Law Group, P.C. | Frances Ruiz
You will be able to "void" your marriage.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 7/3/2013
Horizons Law Group, LLC
Horizons Law Group, LLC | Michelle B. Fitzgerald
It would be a VOID marriage actually. It would be petition/summons for declaratory judgment to void the marriage in Wisconsin. It is not something found with fill-in forms. I suggest working with an attorney to do this.
Answer Applies to: Wisconsin
Replied: 11/9/2011
Reza Athari & Associates, PLLC | Seth L. Reszko
The answer is that you will need to file a Complaint with the Court for an annulment or divorce and serve a copy on your husband with a summons. You are recommended to hire counsel, especially if the anulment or divorce will be contested. The Family Court provides Self-Help Services if you cannot afford an attorney. This office handles divorce and annulments.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Replied: 11/9/2011
Reeves Law Firm, P.C.
Reeves Law Firm, P.C. | Roy L. Reeves
File for it just like a divorce, but ask for annulment of a void marriage.
Answer Applies to: Texas
Replied: 11/9/2011
Law Office of James Bordonaro
Law Office of James Bordonaro | James Albert Bordonaro
The process is started with the filing of a petition in the local district court.
Answer Applies to: Kansas
Replied: 11/9/2011
    Swann-Zwiebel Law Firm, LLC
    Swann-Zwiebel Law Firm, LLC | Elizabeth Swann
    You will need to hire an attorney to guide you through the process but, yes, you can file for a divorce or annulment based on the grounds he was still married.
    Answer Applies to: Alabama
    Replied: 11/8/2011
    Joanna Mitchell & Associates, P.A.
    Joanna Mitchell & Associates, P.A. | Joanna Mitchell
    You can either hire an attorney or file for divorce or annulment yourself. If he was married at the time you guys got married, then your marriage is null and void.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 11/8/2011
    Ashman Law Office
    Ashman Law Office | Glen Edward Ashman
    Initially see a lawyer. There may be a choice, and making the wrong one could prove costly to you.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 11/8/2011
    Goddard Wetherall Wonder, PSC
    Goddard Wetherall Wonder, PSC | Brook Goddard
    The validity of a marriage can be challenged (and thus annulled) on a number of basis (e.g. a prior undissolved marriage, lack of capacity, fraud, duress, etc). To annul a marriage, a petition has to be filed with the Court.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 11/8/2011
    Wolfstone, Panchot & Bloch, P.S., Inc.
    Wolfstone, Panchot & Bloch, P.S., Inc. | Mark Brown
    In Washington state, you must file with the court a Petition for a Decree of Invalidity of Marriage, which is the statutory process for obtaining an "annulment".
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 11/8/2011
    Law Office of Cassandra Savoy
    Law Office of Cassandra Savoy | Cassandra Savoy
    You need not bother. If your "husband" is still married to someone else, he can not be married to you. Your marriage is void as a matter of law.
    Answer Applies to: New Jersey
    Replied: 11/8/2011
    David A. Browde, P.C.
    David A. Browde, P.C. | David Browde
    It's a relatively routine filing in State Supreme Court in your home county.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 11/8/2011
    Clement Law
    Clement Law | Daniel E. Clement
    You neither want to get a divorce or an annulment. You will have to bring an action to declare the nullity of a marriage. You never had a valid marriage.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 11/8/2011
    Law Offices of Arlene D. Kock
    Law Offices of Arlene D. Kock | Arlene D. Kock
    If your ex never ended his earlier marriage, then you are not currently married to one another. Be sure you are right about this conclusion by getting a copy of his divorce file and have a skilled family law attorney review the pleadings to determine if your ex's prior marriage was not terminated.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 11/8/2011
    Michael Apicella
    Michael Apicella | Apicella Law and Mediation
    The process is not so simple that it can be described in a few sentences. Also, the process depends on the particular facts of your case, including how long you've known that your husband is married, among other issues. Best to call a local family law lawyer to learn your rights and discuss the best approach to accomplish your goals.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 11/8/2011
    Law Office Of Jody A. Miller
    Law Office Of Jody A. Miller | Jody A. Miller
    You do not need either a divorce or annulment, as you are not legally married. Since your husband was already married to someone else when he married you, your current "marriage" is not valid, and you were never legally married to him (so there is no marriage to end).
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 11/8/2011
    Glenn E. Tanner
    Glenn E. Tanner | Glenn E. Tanner
    Petition the court.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 7/3/2013
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