Superlative New York Annulment Attorney

While certain marriages in New York are void due to the spouses being close relatives (incestuous marriages), or they were entered into while one was still married (bigamous marriage). Marriages which are otherwise legal at inception can be annulled if one of the parties was under the legal age of consent (18 years old) at the time of the marriage, unable to consent to the marriage due to lack of understanding, physically incapable of entering into the marriage, incurably mentally ill for 5 or more years, or their consent was obtained by force, duress or fraud. Since the marriage is considered valid until annulled, a legal action is required to pursue a marriage annulment.

The use of an annulment to terminate a marriage has diminished dramatically since New York expanded the grounds for obtaining a divorce from adultery only to the current six (6) grounds for divorce, especially as the burden of proof to obtain an annulment is generally greater than that to obtain a divorce. However, annulments are still viable because of religious reasons and enable the parties to engage in the legal fiction that they were never married.