What is an Annulment? An Annulment undoes a marriage by treating the couple as if a marriage did not even occurred. What that means, is that the party was not legally able to enter a party because that some reason that marriage would be considered void from the very beginning.
For example, some of the reasons might be fraud, if the party was already married. Annulments are generally not something that is granted easily by the court and the facts clearly have to show that the marriage was invalid. If the marriage is void or nulled, the parties are not required to file for an Annulment, but to be on the safe side it’s highly recommended that you do.
There are three major reasons why that could occur:
- The parties are too closely related by blood, for example a brother or a sister.
- The parties are too closely related to marriage, for example a father-in-law or a daughter.
- One person who is married to someone else at the time and then married the second person, bigamy. However, that person is now seeking an Annulment, knew at the time of the marriage about the prior marriage, they cannot seek an Annulment.
You really do have to give a reason why it would be void and that has to be the actual reason that you left your spouse.