Columbus Annulment Lawyer
What is the Difference Between Dissolution & Annulment?
Unlike a divorce, an annulment effectively erases a marriage, as if it never happened. It is difficult to receive an annulment, since the criteria is very specific in the state of Ohio. If you feel that your marriage should be annulled, our Columbus family law lawyers at Grossman Law Offices can carefully review your situation with you and offer creative solutions to help you achieve your goal. Should we feel that your marriage would be better ended through dissolution or divorce, we can honestly recommend those options to you as well.
What are the Grounds for an Annulment in Ohio?
Marriages can be annulled in the state of Ohio on the following grounds:
- One spouse was underage at the time of the marriage
- One spouse is still married to someone else
- A spouse was mentally handicapped or disabled at the time of the marriage
- A spouse entered into the marriage to get a Green Card
- A spouse committed fraud in order to enter into the marriage by any other means
- One member was forced into the marriage
- The marriage was never consummated
Declaring a marriage annulled, or void, means that it never legally occurred. Therefore, when filling out tax forms or other legal documents, you can legally say that you were never married, rather than having to submit that you were divorced. Annulments are not for every marriage, but they may be appropriate for you.
Considering filing for annulment? Call our office at (614) 344-4311 for an initial consultation.
Our Columbus Family Law Attorneys Can Help File Your Time-Sensitive Petition
In Ohio, you have two years from the date of the marriage to file for an annulment. Because this is a very narrow window of time, it is important to act quickly if you wish your petition to have the highest chance of success. Our Columbus annulment lawyers work quickly and efficiently to submit the appropriate paperwork, ensuring that your case has adequate information to give your application the best chance at success.
Contact our firm for more information regarding your specific situation and whether an annulment is an option.