Burnsville Annulment Attorney
Serving Clients in Minneapolis & throughout Minnesota
Annulment is different than divorce in that in the end, it is like the marriage never happened. Taking this route limits each party’s rights. In other words, everything goes back to the way it was before the marriage happened. One spouse cannot seek property or money from the other unless they file for a traditional divorce. Usually, a couple can only obtain an annulment if the marriage was entered into improperly.
If you want to know if you qualify for an annulment, consult with Burns Law Office today. Our Burnsville annulment attorney can review your case and help you file for an annulment if you are eligible. We handle cases across the Minneapolis metro area and throughout Minnesota.
Reasons for Annulment
For a marriage to qualify for annulment, one of the following circumstances must exist at the time the marriage takes place:
- One of the parties was already married to someone else
- One of the parties was between the ages of 16 and 17 and got married without parental or guardian consent
- One of the parties has a mental illness or they are mentally incapacitated at one point with the other party unaware of the incapacitation at the time of the marriage
- One of the parties was under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the marriage
- One party coerced the other into the marriage
- Consent by a parent was obtained under duress or fraudulently
- One party is unable to have sexual relations, with the other party unaware of this at the time the marriage took place
Annulment can be obtained as long as one of the above circumstances exists. Even if one of the circumstances is in place, the party filing for dissolution of the marriage may opt for divorce. You can consult with our Burnsville annulment lawyer about what to do in your unique case. We are prepared to help you through the process.
Proving Basis for Annulment
An annulment is not a simple way to end a marriage because you have to prove grounds for annulment. It is also not a less expensive form of dissolution. In fact, annulling a marriage can be more difficult than a divorce, making it more expensive. If you are filing for an annulment, the burden of proof is on you. You have to prove that the marriage was invalid.
To do so, you will have to produce witnesses and present other information to your attorney. From there, we can organize the information and make the proof more compelling by investigating the situation and finding evidence.
Contact Our Burnsville Annulment Attorney
Dissolving a marriage can be difficult. It can also be difficult to figure out how to dissolve it, especially if the marriage was entered into under false pretenses. If you are unsure of what you would like to do to end your marriage, contact Burns Law Office today. When you retain our firm, you know you have experience and knowledge of the law working for you.
Give us a call at (952) 260-6376 to request a free consultation.
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