What is an annulment, and when is it an option?
An annulment means that the court makes a determination that the parties were never legally married to begin with. In North Carolina, grounds for annulment are extremely limited. Many people incorrectly believe that the length of a marriage will automatically qualify them for an annulment, but this is not the case. In fact, the length of a marriage is irrelevant in terms of the ability to later annul a marriage. Whether you have been married for one week or twenty years, you only qualify for an annulment if you meet the criteria outlined by the North Carolina Statutes. For example, an annulment may be granted if one of the parties lacks the mental capacity to enter into a marriage contract, if one of the parties is under age, or if there was false pretense (such as a pregnancy on the way).
The laws surrounding annulments are complicated, and there are always specific circumstances to be considered. If you have more questions about whether you are eligible for an annulment, call McNeil Law Firm to set up a consultation to discuss the details of your situation and get a better understanding of your options.
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