New York Annulment Attorney
Representing Fathers in Annulments
An Annulment is a proceeding to invalidate the existence of the marriage from the date of its inception. When a marriage is annulled, it is as if the parties were never legally married. If the marriage is annulled, there is no obligation for spousal maintenance or alimony. It is as if the parties were never married. If you have your marriage annulled and you are filling out a questionnaire that has the following choices, married, divorced or single, you would indicate single because you would have never have been married.
Grounds for Annulment in New York
The following is a list of the grounds to have a marriage annulled in the State of New York:
- If the consent of one of the parties to the marriage was obtained by fraud. The fraud must deal with a significant issue. An example of this type of fraud is the parties agreeing to have children and one of the parties insisting that a birth control device be used to prevent pregnancy. In this case where there was a representation that the parties would have children and one spouse refuses, the marriage can be annulled based on the ground of fraud.
- If one of the parties has a sexual disease, ailment or infirmity that prevents them from having sexual relations.
- In New York State, if one of the parties to the marriage is under the age of eighteen (18), they can have the marriage annulled.
- If the consent to marriage was a result of force or duress, the marriage can be annulled.
- If one of the parties has a mental infirmity that prevents him or her from understanding the nature and consequences of a marriage, the marriage can be annulled.
Divorce vs. Annulment
Which is better, a divorce or an annulment? Generally speaking, if the marriage is for a short duration and there are no children of the marriage, the parties are better off having the marriage annulled. When you read in the newspapers, magazines and the internet about celebrities who get married and then change their minds, the marriage is usually annulled. The benefit of an annulment is the elimination of the marriage from the date of its inception. This means the marriage never took place. This eliminates the possible negative connotation associated with an individual being divorced.
New York Annulment Lawyer
Should you have questions or wish to explore the possibility of having a marriage annulled, feel free to contact the Annulment Attorneys at The Law Office of Elliot S. Schlissel. You can reach us at 1-800-344-6431, 516-561-6645 or 718-350-2802.
The Law Office of Elliot S. Schlissel often focus’ on unusual and difficult cases. Our experience with complex family issues sets us apart from other firms that handle matrimonial law cases. We are members of the Matrimonial and Family Law committees of the Nassau County Bar Association, the Queens County Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association.
Serving Nassau County, Suffolk County, NYC, Queens, Long Island, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Bronx, Westchester County, New York
Contact us to discuss your case and our qualifications to represent you. Feel free to call toll free, any time, day or night, at 1-800-344-6431, or in Queens, Kings, New York City, Long Island, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Westchester County, Richmond and the Bronx at 718-350-2802. You can also reach us in Nassau County or Suffolk County at 516-561-6645. We welcome your inquires.
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