MARRIAGE ANNULMENT IN THE US
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Couples who seek an annulment will have their marriage completed erased from the marriage books. Annulments are commonly used by Catholics who wish to remarry after the marriage has failed.
Each State controls and determines what grounds and requirements must be met for either a divorce or an annulment.
Many times, annulments occur after very short marriages, so there is no need to divide assets or debts or decide custody of children produced by the marriage.
In the case of a longer marriage that is annulled, the court will determine the dividing of assets, debts, and custody.
Unlike divorces, which can be settled without an attorney, you will need to use legal representation when filing for an annulment.
YOU MAY RECEIVE A MARRIAGE ANNULMENT IN MOST STATES IF:
In most States a marriage cannot be annulled just because the marriage lasted only a few weeks or months.
Buyer's remorse and absence of sexual intercourse by themselves are not grounds to annul a marriage.
Here are some forms examples:
MAKE 3 COPIES OF THE FORMS:
A famous case of marriage annulment took place in Las Vegas on January, 2004.
After a night of partying and booze, pop singer Britney Spears decided to wed childhood buddy Jason Alexander from her hometown of Kentwood, Louisiana. The union took place at 5AM on Saturday, January 3, at a nuptial warehouse called Little White Wedding Chapel on the famous Vegas Strip and lasted a whopping 55 hours. Spears eventually came to her senses and filed an annulment complaint with the Clark County District Court with the intent to wipe away her matrimony.
In Britney’s complaint, she notes that the marriage should be dissolved because she "lacked understanding of her actions to the extent that she was incapable of agreeing to marriage because before entering into the marriage the Plaintiff and Defendant did not know each others likes and dislikes, each others desires to have or not have children, and each others desires as to State of residency."
Around 12:30PM on Monday, January 05, Clark County District Court Judge Lisa Brown signed the annulment order granting the pop singer's request effectively erasing a marriage that is now considered one of the shortest in Hollywood.