Jacksonville Annulment Attorney
What Is an Annulment?
Annulment is a process whereby one can end their marriage based on certain
criteria without the need for
divorce. In Florida, there is no section of the family code that specifically
addresses annulment. For this reason, if you are seeking an annulment,
you should consult with a Jacksonville annulment attorney. My firm,
Charles E. Willmott, P.A., offers the experience and skills needed to help you through the annulment process.
Granting an Annulment: The Criteria
Specifically, in order for a judge to grant an annulment, you must prove
that the marriage meets the criteria to either be voided or voidable.
A void marriage is one that appeared to be legal when it took place, but
then some circumstance occurred which revealed that it was not. If one
spouse, for example, was previously married, and that marriage was never
legally terminated by divorce or death, then the current marriage was
illegal, and should not have occurred.
A voidable marriage, on the other hand, is one that was legal, but occurred
based on some misrepresentation or fraud that came to light later. This
could include being coerced into marriage by threat of
violence or duress, impotence, or a spouse discovered after the marriage that they
were related by blood.
Jacksonville Divorce Lawyers
A judge in Florida, in considering an annulment, will look at past cases
in order to make a decision. It can be very difficult to get a judge to
reach a positive decision for a marriage annulment. You must go to court,
and you must prove you have a valid and legal reason for the annulment.
It is possible that you may start the annulment process only to have the
judge deny it, particularly if you are not represented by an attorney
with experience in this legal matter.
My firm is dedicated to providing caring and quality representation for
every client seeking an annulment, a divorce, or any other assistance
Contact me today!