How the Annulment Process Works in AZ

annulmentUnder Arizona law, obtaining an annulment means that the courts consider your marriage null and void, as if it had never happened in the first place. If you want to annul your marriage, it’s a good idea to have an experienced family lawyer such as Attorney Hope Fruchtman to guide you through the sometimes complex legal process.

Reasons for Annulment

There are several reasons why an Arizona court might grant an annulment. Some of these reasons include

  • Being forced into marriage through violence or the threat of violence
  • Lacking capacity to consent to marriage due to mental health problems or intoxication
  • Being unable to consummate the marriage
  • Lacking parental consent if one or both parties are underage
  • The marriage involving incest, bigamy or fraud

Scottsdale Arizona family lawyers such as the Fruchtman Law Firm and Attorney Hope Fruchtman can help you examine the circumstances surrounding your marriage and help you determine whether or not your marriage can be annulled.

Process of Annulment

There are several steps you need to take to annul your marriage. First you need to obtain the necessary forms. You can get these from the county court. Some counties also have the forms on their website. The form differs from county to county, so it’s important to be sure you’re completing the correct form. Of course, the Fruchtman Law Firm can help you find and complete the necessary forms.

Your attorney can also help you prepare extra copies of these forms and can take care of filing them with the court. You will need to pay the filing fees at this time.

Finally, Scottsdale Arizona family lawyers can assist you with making sure the papers are served to your spouse. They can also appear with you in court to guide you through the hearing.

If you want to get your marriage annulled, it is always best to work with a family lawyer who is well familiar with the issues.