Lawyers and annulment
When you get married, part of the process of a legal marriage is signing a binding document which declares you as man and wife. It also legally binds the man and wife together through the duration of the marriage. What an annulment does is declare this marriage as legally void. In essence this means that under the eyes of the law in the UK the marriage never took place. Traditionally a marriage can be annulled by lawyers for a number of reasons:
- One party was already married
- One party was under the age of 16 at the time the marriage was conducted
- The marriage was not consummated
- One party has a sexually transmitted disease and this was not known by the other party prior to marriage taking place
- One party was pregnant by a third party at the time the marriage was conducted but this was not known by the other party prior to marriage taking place
An annulment can be applied for at any reasonable time after the marriage has taken place. However it must be shown that there is a valid reason why the marriage should not have taken place or that the other party to the marriage was not lawfully allowed to marry. If you wish to make an application for annulment Contact Law can transfer you to lawyers experienced in annulment who can assess your eligibility and give you the legal advice you need. Our annulment lawyers also have experience in dealing with marriages made under duress. It is illegal in the UK to force an individual into marriage and our lawyers can provide advice on making a Forced Marriage Protection Order to protect you.
If you would like advice on making an annulment application, then Contact Law can put you in touch with a local law firm with specialist annulment lawyers free of charge. Please call us on 0800 1777 162 or complete the web-form above.
- Last Updated on 13/02/2012