An annulment is available when a marriage is invalid from its inception. Generally, these marriages are between persons unable to contract, unwilling to contract, or fraudulently induced to contract. Accordingly, where marriage is invalid because of fraud, duress or non-age and a child is born or is to be born as a result of the union, an annulment is not an option. Accordingly, it is important that one speaks with an annulment attorney to determine the eligibility of this legal remedy
When seeking an annulment, the issues normally considered in divorce such as spousal support and division of property are irrelevant. There is no statute of limitations when seeking an annulment and a decree of annulment has the effect of returning the parties to their status immediately prior to “marriage”.
In Georgia, superior courts exclusively grant the annulment of marriages. Parties may choose annulment versus divorce for a variety of reasons including:
Personal religious beliefs
Misrepresentation entering into marriage
Avoidance of alimony and property division (particular to divorce)
If you've decided to seek an annulment, reach out to an attorney to understand your options.
Lunn Law LLC has experience with the nuances between divorce and annulment. To schedule a consultation with our annulment attorney, Tiffany R. Lunn, contact us online or call Lunn Law LLC.