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When a person wishes to completely set aside a marriage, an annulment may be possible. This makes the marriage null and void in the eyes of the law, retroactive to the date of the marriage, as if it never existed. To find out if you qualify for an annulment or if you are seeking additional information about one, contact a Long Island divorce attorney from The Law Offices of Jay D. Raxenberg right away. They are highly skilled and caring attorneys who will work closely with you to determine your best legal options.

If you are married and have no children, an annulment might make things easier for you in the future. You can claim to be single and never divorced, rather than have the social stigma of having had a failed marriage. New York Domestic Relations Law §140(e) provides the grounds for annulment, which is generally that of fraud. Annulment can be sought even for those who have children, depending on the circumstances. In this state you have 3 years from the date of discovering the misrepresentation or fraud in order to file. It is best to have a qualified legal counsel working with you to determine whether your case qualifies.

Learn How a Long Island Annulment Lawyer Could Help

An annulment is a complex legal matter that must be filed in a timely manner, with great care. The legal filing must plead and prove the following factors:

  • Mental illness or retardation over the past five years
  • Consent to marry by force, fraud or duress
  • Inability to physically have sexual relations
  • A spouse missing for five years
  • One or both partners were under the age of consent
  • Improper marriage ceremony
  • A bigamous relationship
  • An incestuous marriage

Let the firm help you make the right decision in regards to annulment by contacting their office today. Contact a Long Island divorce lawyer when seeking additional information regarding annulment.

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