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New Jersey Annulment Laws

In some marriage situations, there can be misunderstandings of issues essential to marriage or unacceptable conditions that could convince a court to grant an immediate annulment of the union. An annulment differs from a divorce in that the marriage is declared to have never been valid at all, and is legally considered to have never happened, with a few exceptions.

If you have become aware of issues which make it impossible to consider your marriage valid, it is essential that you act swiftly to obtain a legal annulment which will release you from any obligation to your spouse. At the Law Office of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq., we understand the sensitive nature of annulment proceedings and will work to resolve your dispute quickly and effectively. To learn more about your rights and options, call a Monmouth County annulment attorney today at (732) 898-2378.

Grounds for Annulment

Civil annulments typically occur weeks or months after a wedding when information is discovered that shows the union to be fraudulent or unsustainable. Disagreements are not grounds for an annulment, but the following issues can qualify a couple for one:

  • An undissolved previous marriage
  • Incest
  • Impotency
  • Lack of consent resulting from alcohol, insufficient capacity to understand, drugs, duress, or fraud
  • An underage party

Quickly resolving an issue as difficult as the need for an annulment is often of paramount importance, and a skilled legal representative will have the resources necessary to efficiently come to a satisfactory resolution.

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Seeking a civil annulment of your marriage can be difficult without proper documentation or evidence of the issues upon which you are grounding your dispute, but the assistance of a skilled Monmouth County annulment lawyer can ease this process. Our attorneys will be able to guide you and advise you throughout the process. For a free consultation to discuss the details of your case, call the Law Office of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq., today at (732) 898-2378.