Annulment in West Chester, Ohio
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Similar to a traditional divorce, an annulment results in an end to a marriage. However, an annulment is a legal process that goes further than just ending a marriage. By declaring a marriage invalid or void through the court, it is as if the marriage never occurred.
If you are eligible for an annulment and require legal assistance, The Meadows Law Firm is ready to obtain the outcome you desire. With more than 45 years of combined experience, our West Chester family law attorneys have a comprehensive understanding of Ohio law to help you navigate through the intricacies of the legal system.
Grounds for an Annulment?
Ohio law recognizes a number of reasons for annulment that belong in one of two categories: void and voidable marriages. Void marriages are those restricted in Ohio and are not considered legal at all. Void marriages do not require a court order to be annulled.
Void marriages include:
- Incest – marriage to a first cousin or closer family member
- Bigamy or polygamy
On the other hand, voidable marriages are those that are considered valid but can be declared void under specific circumstances. Annulment of voidable marriages requires a trial and hearing before a judge to prove the grounds for annulment.
Voidable marriages include:
- One or both spouses were under the age of consent at the time of marriage
- A spouse was unable to consent to the marriage because of incompetence or mental incapacity
- An unconsummated marriage
- The marriage consent was obtained through fraudulent reasons or forceful actions or threats
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