Salt Lake City Annulment Attorneys
Representing Clients in Family Law Since 2004
While divorce is the more common way to end a marriage, annulment is possible in certain situations. If you meet the legal requirements, an annulment can help you save time and money. At Nelson, Taylor & Associates, our Salt Lake City annulment lawyers can explain the law, help you determine if your marriage qualifies, and guide you through the legal process.
Reasons for an Annulment
Basically, an annulment declares that a marriage was not valid. When a couple has their marriage annulled, it means that they were not officially married. This process is shorter than divorce and there is no waiting period, so you are able to move forward with the process faster. In order to qualify, however, you must have grounds for annulment.
A marriage can only be annulled in Utah when:
- There is fraud or misrepresentation on the part of one spouse
- One spouse was already married at the time of the marriage
- A spouse is under the legal age of consent and has no parental consent
- The spouses are first cousins or closer relations
- A spouse refuses or can’t have sexual intercourse
Because the law is so specific and the grounds are limited, it can be difficult to qualify for an annulment in Utah. For this reason, most people make the decision to pursue a divorce to end their marriages. However, people with grounds for an annulment often prefer this process because they want to avoid the stigma of divorce and move forward with their lives faster.
Guidance in the Annulment Process
Our Salt Lake City annulment attorneys have extensive knowledge of Utah divorce and family law. We can assess your situation to determine if an annulment is possible. If you decide to pursue an annulment, we can file the complaint on your behalf, prepare your case to prove that you have grounds, and appear with you at the hearing.
Get in touch with us today at (801) 901-7046 to discuss the possibility of an annulment.