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Civil annulment

New York Attorneys Advise Clients Seeking Civil Annulment of Their Marriage

Compassionate White Plains lawyers assist husbands and wives who believe their union is invalid

People often mistakenly think that civil annulment allows a newlywed couple to change their mind and legally reverse their marriage. This is not the case; the knowledgeable family lawyers at THE KITSON LAW FIRM, PLLC can explain who might be eligible for annulment under New York law. We have more than 33 years of experience in New York family law. If a legal flaw does exist in your union, we can help you pursue an annulment.

Sympathetic guidance on potential legal grounds to undo your marriage

Our White Plains lawyers will examine your situation to help determine if your union can be annulled. Though jurisdictions differ, common legal justifications can include:

  • Fraud: Misrepresentation of a material fact can be grounds for annulment. This can include lying about the ability to parent children or consummate the marriage.
  • Age or mental capacity: If one party was underage at the the time of the marriage or lacked the requisite mental state to make such a commitment, an annulment might be possible.
  • Duress: When someone is forced or threatened into getting married, that does not constitute legal consent.
  • Bigamy: If it is discovered that one spouse was already married when the wedding occurred, that is grounds for annulment even if the spouse was not aware of that fact.

THE KITSON LAW FIRM, PLLC attorneys are experienced in all types of marital litigation and can advise you on your options.

Knowledgeable counselors to help you through the annulment process

After a detailed review of your situation, we can help determine the likelihood of success for an annulment petition. Unlike divorce, which ends a marriage, annulment is a determination that a legitimate marriage never existed. However, annulment does not affect issues relating to child support or parentage.

Contact a knowledgeable White Plains family attorney for advice on civil annulment.

Call THE KITSON LAW FIRM, PLLC at 914-367-0235 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with a family law attorney in White Plains, New York.

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