Can I get an annulment if I have been married for eight months? 27 Answers as of July 03, 2013

I have been married for 8 months. Can I get an annulment?

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Reza Athari & Associates, PLLC | Seth L. Reszko
An annulment is not based upon time of your marriage. An annulment requires a basis, like fraud, under age, or still married (bigamy). Your spouse can also agree to the annulment to make it easier.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Replied: 12/14/2011
Reeves Law Firm, P.C.
Reeves Law Firm, P.C. | Roy L. Reeves
Annulment is next to impossible to get. I would have to know your facts and basis for the request. If you want an annulment so you don't have to be "divorced" then the answer is no.
Answer Applies to: Texas
Replied: 12/1/2011
The Law Office of Cathy R. Cook
The Law Office of Cathy R. Cook | Cathy R. Cook
To obtain an annulment, you must prove that 1) the marriage was never consummated or 2) your spouse defrauded you into the marriage.
Answer Applies to: Ohio
Replied: 12/1/2011
Law Office of Michael W. Bugni
Law Office of Michael W. Bugni | Jay W. Neff
In the state of Washington, there is currently no such thing as an "annulment." In Washington, you have only three choices to unwind a marriage. They are: 1. Divorce. 2. Legal Separation. 3. Declaration of Validity. A divorce ends the marriage, divides property and debts, and deals with children and child support. A legal separation is for people who, for whatever reason, cannot get divorced, but want to go their separate ways. The legal separation divides the debts and property and deals with children and child support, if any. So, financially, the parties are now two separate entities. It is, essentially, identical to a divorce, except, the parties are still married to each other. A declaration of validity is for the situation in which two people should, for legal reasons, never have been married in the first place. For example, suppose you got drunk and married your first cousin. This would likely be an appropriate case for a declaration of validity.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 11/30/2011
Beaulier Law Office
Beaulier Law Office | Maury Beaulier
An annulment may only be granted only under very narrow circumstances. the length of the marriage is irrelevant, In most cases, there must have been some fraud or coercion at the time of the marriage.
Answer Applies to: Minnesota
Replied: 11/30/2011
    Wolfstone, Panchot & Bloch, P.S., Inc.
    Wolfstone, Panchot & Bloch, P.S., Inc. | Mark Brown
    Under Washington state law, whether you seek a Decree of Invalidity of Marriage ("annulment") or a Decree of Dissolution of Marriage, the process is identical.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 11/30/2011
    Dunnings Law Firm
    Dunnings Law Firm | Steven Dunnings
    Only an very limited circumstances can one seek an annulment, otherwise you must file for a divorce.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 7/3/2013
    Ruiz Law Group, P.C.
    Ruiz Law Group, P.C. | Frances Ruiz
    Yes annulment can be filed even after eight months.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 7/3/2013
    Horizons Law Group, LLC
    Horizons Law Group, LLC | Michelle B. Fitzgerald
    It is possible to get an annulment based upon certain factors that the statute allows. You would need to state more than only being married for 8 months. That alone is not one of the grounds for annulment in Wisconsin.
    Answer Applies to: Wisconsin
    Replied: 11/30/2011
    Odin, Feldman & Pittleman, P.C.
    Odin, Feldman & Pittleman, P.C. | Richard A. Gray
    Yes, but it depends on the facts in your case. The grounds for the annulment in the VA Code are very specific and include fraud in the inducement to marry, failure to consummate the marriage and coercion in the marriage among other grounds.
    Answer Applies to: Virginia
    Replied: 11/30/2011
    Ashman Law Office
    Ashman Law Office | Glen Edward Ashman
    Not unless the marriage was illegal when it happened.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 11/30/2011
    Law Office of Patricia Van Haren
    Law Office of Patricia Van Haren | Patricia Van Haren
    In California you may get an annulment only where the marriage is based on fraud or a bigamous marriage. If you have been married under 5 years you may qualify to file for a Joint Petition for Summary Dissolution.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 11/30/2011
    Donaldson Stewart, PC
    Donaldson Stewart, PC | Monica H. Donaldson Stewart
    The length of the marriage is not a factor in determining whether a marriage can be annulled. In order to annul a marriage, it has to be void or voidable under Arizona law. I recommend you speak with an attorney to determine whether your situation qualifies for an annulment or whether you may need to seek a dissolution of the marriage.
    Answer Applies to: Arizona
    Replied: 11/30/2011
    Glenn E. Tanner
    Glenn E. Tanner | Glenn E. Tanner
    No. Washington doesn't have annulments. You can get a declaration of invalidity if you lacked capacity, were frauded, etc. Such a decree requires all the same work as a decree of dissolution (divorce) plus more. Just file for a divorce.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 11/30/2011
    John E. Kirchner, Attorney at Law
    John E. Kirchner, Attorney at Law | John Kirchner
    Colorado does not provide for annulments. Instead, if your facts support it, the Court can issue a Declaration of Invalidity. After 6 months, the only grounds for declaring the marriage invalid are sexual impotence or being under lawful age to marry without parental consent.
    Answer Applies to: Colorado
    Replied: 11/29/2011
    Joanna Mitchell & Associates, P.A.
    Joanna Mitchell & Associates, P.A. | Joanna Mitchell
    An annulment is typically only granted on the basis of fraud or bigamy. Probably easier to just get a divorce.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 11/29/2011
    David A. Browde, P.C.
    David A. Browde, P.C. | David Browde
    The amount of time is not the controlling factor.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 11/29/2011
    Goolsby Law Office
    Goolsby Law Office | Richard Goolsby
    Generally, annulments in Georgia are limited to a few uncommon statutory situations. However, we recommend you retain a divorce attorney who can help advise as to your rights and options, including possibly filing for a divorce, as a possible alternative.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 11/29/2011
    Law Office Of Jody A. Miller
    Law Office Of Jody A. Miller | Jody A. Miller
    You can only get an annulment if your marriage was invalid; otherwise you have to file for a divorce. The length of time you were married has nothing to do with whether you can get an annulment.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 11/29/2011
    Michael Apicella
    Michael Apicella | Apicella Law and Mediation
    It depends on other facts not stated in your question. Here's some info about statute of limitations regarding annulments that will hopefully answer your question: http://www.courts.ca.gov/1037.htm#statute
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 11/29/2011
    Peyton and Associates | Barbara Peyton
    The primary reason an annulment is granted is that one party or the other committed fraud in entering into the marriage. The amount of time which passes from date of marriage to the filing of papers for an annulment is really only relevant as to whether the person seeking the annulment is on notice of some kind of fraud by the other side. Obviously, the longer the time, the less likely it will be believed that you were unaware of the fraud.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 11/29/2011
    Goldberg Jones
    Goldberg Jones | Zephyr Hill
    If you have grounds for annulment like fraud or duress, you may still be able to get an annulment. However, they are not easier or cheaper than a Dissolution and you may end up waiting to simply file for Divorce.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 11/29/2011
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