Skilled Assistance With Annulment Process in Michigan
Aldrich Legal Services will be able to assist you through the annulment process, which is a legal procedure that declares a marriage null and void.
This process is different than a divorce in the sense that it is usually retroactive, meaning that an annulled marriage is considered to be invalid from the beginning almost as if it had never taken place.
Experienced Advice To Guide with Annulment Process
At the Plymouth and Ann Arbor law firm of Aldrich Legal Services, our attorneys have the skill and experience you need to address all family law issues that may arise during your annulment.
Either party may file a petition or complaint for annulment in the family division of the circuit court in the county where at least one party resides. There are no length-of-residence requirements.
There are two different types of annulment:
- Marriages void ab initio—void from beginning (although not favored, can be attacked after death of one or both parties)
- Voidable marriages—valid until a party brings an action to annul (must be brought while both parties are living)
Children of an Annulled Marriage
The children of an annulled marriage are legitimate (for nonage, incompetence, and bigamy, the children are the legitimate offspring of the party capable of contracting marriage). The court provides for the custody and support of the children of an annulled marriage, regardless of grounds.
Grounds for Annulment:
- Underage marriages
- Fraud and duress
- Temporary insanity
- Inability to have children
- Insanity, mental illness, or retardation
Call Now To Schedule A Free Initial Consultation
To schedule a free consultation with a Wayne County annulment attorney at Aldrich Legal Services, contact us.
From our main office in Plymouth, we serve clients throughout southeast Michigan. We are also available to meet with clients by appointment in our Ann Arbor office.