James D. Miller II, Esq.
The Miller Firm, LLC
Dayton, Ohio Annulment Attorney
Ending a marriage can be both confusing and emotional. The Miller Firm's Dayton, Ohio annulment lawyer is committed to providing each of its clients with diligent, compassionate representation that is both affordable and efficient. The Miller Firm strives to fully understand the unique issues and complexities of every case in order to achieve a favorable result. If you need legal help with any divorce, child custody, or other family law matter, contact The Miller Firm today at (937) 259 - 8031 for a free consultation.
What is an annulment?
In very limited situations, married couples can request the court for an annulment. At the end of the annulment process, the marriage is terminated, just in a divorce or dissolution. However, after an annulment, the marriage is treated as though it never occurred.
What are the grounds for an annulment?
Just as in a divorce, the parties must assert specific grounds justifying the annulment. Under Ohio Revised Code, Section 3105.31, these grounds are as follows:
- The party on whose behalf the annulment is sought was under the legal age for marriage (18 years for males, 16 years) as long as this party did not live with his/her spouse as husband or wife after reaching this age;
- The spouse was already married and the husband or wife of the spouse is still living;
- Either party had been declared mentally incompetent unless competency was later restored and the parties thereafter live together as husband and wife;
- The marriage was consented to by fraud unless the fraud is discovered and the parties thereafter live together as husband and wife;
- The marriage was consented to as a result of force unless the parties thereafter live together as husband and wife;
- The marriage was never consummated.
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