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Annulment Attorney in Norfolk County

Helping You Understand the Annulment Process

An annulment and a divorce both end a marriage, but the legal requirements and processes differ. If you believe your marriage is invalid and want to seek an annulment, contact Angel Burke Law.

Please call (508) 300-9788 to discuss your situation with our knowledgeable attorney and find out if an annulment is right for you.

Grounds for Annulment in Massachusetts

A divorce is the process of ending a valid marriage, while an annulment is used to end a marriage which is invalid. In order for a marriage to be annulled, you must show legal grounds. Like many states, Massachusetts recognizes specific legal grounds for an annulment.

The grounds for annulment include:

  • Fraud
  • Affinity
  • Bigamy
  • Impotency
  • Consanguinity
  • Mental incapacity
  • The marriage was entered into under duress

When a marriage is annulled, it is as the couple was never legally married. In the annulment process, the judge does not order property division or alimony payments, as in a divorce. However, if the spouses have children, the judge can award child custody, child support, and visitation. Whether parents are divorced or the marriage was annulled, the children have the same rights to inheritance and support from both parents.

The Annulment Process

In order to file for an annulment, you need to prove that your marriage was voidable or void. A Complaint for Annulment must be filed in the county where you live. Our Norfolk County annulment attorney can guide you through the process of gathering evidence to show grounds for your annulment and help you file all necessary paperwork with the court.

Wondering if an annulment is the best option for your situation? Call (508) 300-9788 to schedule a consultation with our experienced lawyer.

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