Do I have to report an anulled marriage when applying for a new marriage certificate? 14 Answers as of June 09, 2013

I got married in Las Vegas. Three months later I had it annulled. I'm embarrassed about this and NEVER told ANYONE. Now, I've met someone, we're engaged, and close to applying for our marriage license. I was told that an annulment is the same as it never happening. If that's true, do I have to mention it when applying for a new marriage license?

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Beresford Booth PLLC
Beresford Booth PLLC | S. Scott Burkhalter
I am not familiar with the marriage license form, but, you are correct, and annulment means the marriage never happened.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 8/24/2011
Law Office of Roianne H. Conner
Law Office of Roianne H. Conner | Roianne Houlton Conner
Yes. If you do not you could be charged with perjury.
Answer Applies to: Alabama
Replied: 8/19/2011
Law Office of Robert L. Fiedler
Law Office of Robert L. Fiedler | Robert L Fiedler
An annulment makes it so that the marriage never existed, unless you are asked whether you ever had a marriage annulled.
Answer Applies to: Connecticut
Replied: 8/19/2011
John E. Kirchner, Attorney at Law
John E. Kirchner, Attorney at Law | John Kirchner
Yes, An annulment is essentially a determination that the marriage was invalid for some reason. It doesnt simply erase history, so it must be disclosed as required in Colo Revised Statutes, 14-2-105.
Answer Applies to: Colorado
Replied: 8/18/2011
Cody and Gonillo, LLP
Cody and Gonillo, LLP | Christine Gonilla
No.
Answer Applies to: Connecticut
Replied: 6/9/2013
    Law Office of Patricia Van Haren
    Law Office of Patricia Van Haren | Patricia Van Haren
    If it was annulled, you do not need to mention that you were married before as it was as the marriage did not exist.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 8/18/2011
    Arnold & Wadsworth
    Arnold & Wadsworth | Brian Arnold
    I do not believe you would have to report this because who would you need to report this to. As long as you are not married then you can get married again.
    Answer Applies to: Utah
    Replied: 8/18/2011
    Willick Law Group
    Willick Law Group | Marshal S. Willick
    Unless you married your first cousin, etc., the first marriage was not "void ab initio" but annulled for cause.
    Answer Applies to: Nevada
    Replied: 8/18/2011
    Ashman Law Office
    Ashman Law Office | Glen Edward Ashman
    OCGA 19-3-2 (3)) requires showing the divorce decree.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 8/17/2011
    Edward Papa, Esq.
    Edward Papa, Esq. | Edward Papa
    Answer the questions on the marriage license truthfully. You will most likely need the proof of the prior annulment. This may be time for an honest talk with your Fiance - secrets have a way of coming out eventually. Besides Las Vegas (Clark County) has a searchable marriage records website from 2001 which ANYONE can lookup the certificate and license from your previous marriage.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 8/17/2011
    Gary Moore, Attorney at Law
    Gary Moore, Attorney at Law | Gary Moore
    You must answer questions on any form for marriage truthfully. If the form asks about annulments, you must answer truthfully. If the form asks about a prior annulled marriage, the marriage never happened.
    Answer Applies to: New Jersey
    Replied: 8/17/2011
    Diefer Law Group, P.C.
    Diefer Law Group, P.C. | Abel Fernandez
    Most applications will not ask if you had an annulment, only a divorce. An annulment is as if the marriage did not happen, so it should not have to be disclosed.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 8/17/2011
    Law Office of Michael W. Bugni
    Law Office of Michael W. Bugni | Jay W. Neff
    From a legal stand point, I am aware of no rule that would require you to disclose a marriage that has been properly annulled in another state. However, from a relationship stand point, it may be another matter. Do you really want to start off your marriage keeping secrets from your spouse?
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 8/17/2011
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