ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

7 Reasons For An Annulment Of Marriage

Updated on December 21, 2009

annulment as opposed to divorce

Divorce is simple in no fault states as you only have to show that you're incompatible or have irreconciliable differences. By contrast, you must have a legal reason for an annulment which involves something happening before the marriage which makes the marriage no good. Here are seven reasons why someone could get an annulment as opposed to a divorce.

1. You we're under the influence of drugs or alcohol when you got married and did not have the capacity to make a rational decision about getting married.

2. You were already married or not yet divorced from your existing relationship such that another marriage would constitute bigamy which is a crime.

3. You married based upon misrepresentations of the other party about his/her sexual preference, wanting to have children, having sex, living together or fraud in the inducement, i.e., you discussed an issue essential to the marriage before getting married and your prospective spouse deceived you on that issue.

4. You married based upon material omissions of the other party about needing a green card, needing a sponser, needing your money, having a felony record, having serious debt or anything which if discussed you would not have married that person had you known the truth.

5. You married based upon a mutual mistake of fact such as religious differences, cultural misunderstandings or sexual wants and needs and but for this mistake of fact you would never have married the other person in the first place.

6. You married based upon a mutual mistake of law such as you are from outside the United States and think that the marriage is not valid in your country or you had an Elvis wedding in Las Vegas and thought it was just part of the entertainment package.

7. Any reason which would be grounds for breaking a contract in equity can be a reason for an annulment, e.g., duress by the other party to marry, negligent mistake of fact or law by one party, incapacity to contract because of age or mental illness, etc.

Just remember not to wait too long, i.e., more than a year to file for an annulment. It is always better and cheaper if both parties sign to annul the marriage. Also marriages based upon alleged fraud must often be proven with clear and convincing evidence. Children may complicate the annulment process because child support and custody issues have to be dealt with but you may still be eligible for an annulment while dealing with these issues.,

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      James 

      4 years ago

      Possibly, if it's extreme.

    • profile image

      alyna 

      4 years ago

      can I filled an annulment for the ground of mentally abuse??

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)