Annulments generally are based on a fraud in the marriage. If a party believes they will live with the other party and the other party chooses never to live with them or have children with them, that may be a basis for fraud. If a party marries another simply for immigration purposes and that is revealed later, that may be a basis for fraud. If one party has a criminal past and has not revealed that to the other party, that too may be a basis for fraud. Annulments may be granted even after a year or two of marriage for these reasons. If a party has been married to another and the marriage is a bigamous marriage, that also will be a fraud that allows for an annulment. If you believe you have a basis for annulment, please call Green & Associates at our East Brunswick office at 732-390-0480 or our Fort Lee office at 201-242-1119 for a free consultation. As a divorce lawyer, Michael Green has had experience in pursuing annulments in divorce for all of the above reasons.
Annulments limit the relief that a party may seek as opposed to a divorce and that must be considered when deciding on going forward with your cause of action of annulment. Any consultation will discuss these issues, such as alimony, equitable distribution, child custody and child support.