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Annulment points out that there never really was a marriage, thus there’s no need for divorce, and nothing to prevent the individuals in the annulled marriage from marrying again.
In all cases of annulment or declaration of absolute nullity of marriage, the Court shall order the prosecuting attorney or fiscal assigned to it to appear on behalf of the State to take steps to prevent collusion between the parties and to take care that evidence is not fabricated or suppressed.
The judgment of annulment or of absolute nullity of the marriage, the partition and distribution of the properties of the spouses and the delivery of the children's presumptive legitimes shall be recorded in the appropriate civil registry and registries of property; otherwise, the same shall not affect third persons.
filipinawives.com /Annulment.htm   (2097 words)

 Catholic Update October©2002-10 Questions About Annulment by Father Joseph M. Champlin
When it comes to how annulments are handled, it’s important to keep in mind that practices may vary slightly from one diocese to the next, but the overall rules of the Church are the same.
The annulment process helps to determine if something essential was missing from the couple’s relationship from the beginning that prevented the sacramental union that the couple promised to each other.
Consequently, it requires a Church annulment process to establish that an essential ingredient in the relationship was missing from the start of the previous marriage.
www.americancatholic.org /Newsletters/CU/ac1002.asp   (2656 words)

  Annulment Process
Neither is an annulment a statement that a marriage never existed civilly.
Moreover, an annulment is not a statement that the marriage was entered into in bad faith by either of the parties.
An ordinary annulment is $500.00 with $100.00 being due at the time the case is submitted.
www.stcdio.org /annulment.htm   (1922 words)

 Chapter 107 — Marital Dissolution, Annulment and Separation; Mediation and Conciliation Services; Family Abuse ...
(1) The doctrines of fault and of in pari delicto are abolished in suits for the annulment or dissolution of a marriage or for separation.
The respondent shall not be required to answer a petition for annulment or dissolution of a marriage or for separation except by filing a general appearance or a general appearance with counterclaims relating to matters other than the grounds for annulment, dissolution or separation.
A petition for marital annulment, dissolution or separation may be filed only in a county in which the petitioner or respondent resides.
www.leg.state.or.us /ors/107.html   (9125 words)

 29CFR528.528.5 - Proceedings for withdrawal or annulment.
If there is no timely objection to the withdrawal or annulment thus proposed, it shall be deemed effective according to the terms of the letter instituting the annulment or withdrawal proceeding without the necessity of any further action.
If objection to the annulment or withdrawal as proposed is made within the specified time the further proceedings shall be as informal as practicable commensurate with orderly dispatch and fairness.
In proceedings instituted for annulment, the order may provide for withdrawal instead of annulment if the proof warrants such withdrawal but fails to support adequately the annulment.
www.dol.gov /dol/allcfr/esa/Title_29/Part_528/29CFR528.5.htm   (278 words)

 Colorado Annulment - Colorado Divorce & Family Law Guide
The reality is that a declaration of invalidity of marriage (the legal term for annulment in Colorado) is a rarely-used procedure, and thanks to no-fault divorces, it is seldom easier than obtaining a Colorado divorce (dissolution of marriage).
Unlike a dissolution of marriage, which requires simply that the marriage is irretrievably broken, a person seeking a Colorado annulment must prove one of the specific legal grounds.
So, from a practical perspective, unless the annulment is uncontested (including the other party admitting to, and the court accepting, the legal grounds for the annulment), it will still take as long as a divorce in Colorado.
www.colorado-family-law.com /colorado-annulment.htm   (689 words)

 Annulment Laws > Procedures > Nullification of Marriage
Annulment is the process by which a Court states that a marriage never legally existed.
An annulment must be based on mental illness, fraud, forced consent, physical incapacity to consummate the marriage, lack of consent to underage marriage or bigamy.
The degree of mental incapacity necessary to ground an annulment is incapacity sufficient to deprive a party of an understanding of the duties and relationship of marriage.
usmarriagelaws.com /search/united_states/annulment_laws/index.shtml   (1167 words)

 Annulment Law
An annulment is a decree that a marriage was invalid from its outset.
Whereas a divorce brings a valid marriage to an end, an annulment is a legal decree that effectively undoes the marriage, such that in the eyes of the law the marriage did not ever exist.
For annulment based upon fraud or deception, it may be necessary for the spouse seeking the annulment to end the relationship as man and wife upon learning of the deception.
www.expertlaw.com /library/family_law/annulment.html   (565 words)

 Annulment - What is an annulment?
Annulment is a legal procedure for declaring a marriage null and void.
A Catholic Church annulment is independent from obtaining a civil divorce, although before beginning a process in front of the Ecclesiastical Tribunal, it has to be clear that the marriage community cannot be rebuilt.
The annulment procedure in the Catholic Church is sometimes criticized as making a mockery of the supposed "no divorce" principle of that church.
divorce.gadget-info.com /annulment.htm   (464 words)

 Family Law: Annulment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
In strict legal terminology, annulment refers only to making a voidable marriage null; if the marriage is void ab initio, then it is automatically null, although a legal declaration of nullity is required to establish this.
An annulment affirms the Scriptural basis of divorce and at the same time affirms that in a true marriage, a man and a woman become one flesh before the eyes of God.
An annulment verified by the Catholic Church is independent from obtaining a civil divorce, although before beginning a process in front of the Ecclesiastical Tribunal, it has to be clear that the marriage community cannot be rebuilt.
www.juiceenewsdaily.com /1105/business/annulment.html?1130941491093   (709 words)

 Florida Annulment of Marriage
An annulment is usually preferred for religious reasons, and is accompanied by a church annulment procedure.
With the proper factual situation, the courts might allow parents to seek annulment of the marriage of an underage child, when in the best interest of the child, since some other contracts made by under age children may be set aside upon the initiative of their parents or guardians.
Annulment is an appropriate method of termination of the marriage where one of the parties lacked the capacity to contract; either because of a prior existing marriage, extreme intoxication or lack of the requisite mental capacity.
www.ablelegalforms.com /annulment.html   (590 words)

A legal (civil) annulment is a decree that the marriage was void when it took place, meaning that the couple was never legally married in the first place.
Annulment in Connecticut is a complex legal matter, in part because the grounds for annulment are found in a number of different statutes (laws), as well as in what is known as common law.
Because annulment is a family law matter, people seeking legal counsel should look for an attorney with experience in family law.
www.infoline.org /InformationLibrary/Documents/AnnulmentOfMarriageConnecticut.asp   (399 words)

 Annulment Procedure
An annulment is a formal judicial process governed by the universal procedural law of the Church, although each diocese has procedures that differ somewhat in specifics from those of other dioceses.
Often the baptism, first Communion, or confirmation of a child will be he stimulus for the divorced and remarried Catholic to re-examine his or her life and seek an annulment so that a return to the sacraments, and particularly the Eucharist, may be part of the renewal of the religious practice of the entire family.
Church laws governing annulments have been put in place, therefore, not to make separations easy, but to protect the sanctity and dignity of marriage and family life, and to safeguard the rights of each individual.
home.earthlink.net /~rickpen16/catholicmarriages/id18.html   (1281 words)

 Grounds for a Legal Annulment
An annulment is different from a dissolution of marriage (divorce) in that the latter applies to a valid marriage relationship and is based on causes and problems that arise after the wedding ceremony, while the former is based on the theory that the marriage was void or voidable when it took place.
When the ground involves a fraudulent contract, the distinction between an annulment and dissolution becomes blurred, because one of the grounds for dissolution is a "fraudulent contract" (CGS § 46b-40).
Nor have they allowed an annulment when the wife was pregnant by another man at the time of the marriage or when a party misrepresented his or her willingness to have children or to adopt the religion of the other spouse.
www.cga.ct.gov /2000/rpt/olr/htm/2000-r-0736.htm   (985 words)

 Marriage Annulment
An annulment process is aimed at establishing that the marriage bond was invalid from the very beginning.
Nor does the annulment imply that the children were not the fruit of a genuine human love.
Annulment is simply a decision on the circumstances surrounding a marriage that could prevent that marriage from being a sacramental marriage.
www.speroforum.com /wiki/default.aspx/SperoWiki/MarriageAnnulment.html   (1563 words)

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Annulment is a court process to declare that the parties were never legally married to begin with, because at the time of the marriage something was wrong so that no legal relationship could be established by marriage.
The general effect of an annulment is to put the parties to the marriage in the same position that they would have been had they never married.
Filing for an annulment of marriage, as opposed to filing for divorce, is normally done for financial or religious reasons.
www.familylawaz.com /menu/annulment.html   (198 words)

Annulment is a way of legally ending, or canceling, a marriage.
You cannot get an annulment just because your marriage is only a few days old or because you have not had sex with this spouse.
You do not need an annulment unless there are children to support, property to be divided, or you want a court document for your records.
www.lawhelp.org /program/760/rtf1.cfm?pagename=Annulment   (271 words)

 Grounds for an Annulment of Marriage - Associated Content
Annulments must be filed within two years of the marriage date.
For the annulment to be handled properly, couples should select attorneys with ample experience handling cases of this sort.
Before filing papers for an annulment, it is wise to consult a priest or rabbi from your church.
www.associatedcontent.com /article/27760/grounds_for_an_annulment_of_marriage.html   (505 words)

An annulment is different form a divorce in that a divorce dissolves and existing marriage while a marriage that is annulled never existed at all.
If you were married while under the legal age in Tennessee, without the legal consent of at least one of your parents or a guardian, your marriage may be annulled.
If the person who has been threatened or deceived about the marriage contract continues to live with the spouse after discovering the fraud or the deception or after being forced into the marriage, it is possible this ground will not apply.
www.davidwaldrop.com /annulment.htm   (514 words)

 DivorceNet - Annulment
An annulment is a legal order declaring that a marriage never existed.
If there are children born or to be born resulting from the purported marriage, then the general rule is that an annulment will not be granted.
An order granting an annulment can be issued by a judge thirty days after the other person has been served with a copy of your Petition for Annulment.
www.divorcenet.com /states/georgia/ga_annulment   (409 words)

 Divorce and Annulment
In the annulment process, an inquiry is made as to the capacity of the couple at the time they exchanged consent to enter a sacramental marriage as the Church intends.
Annulment: What it is and isn’t, by Rev Patrick Lagges, JCD, Liguorian Magazine, Sept 2000, p.
The Annulment: One Catholic’s Journey of Reconciliation by Joseph A. Califano, Jr.
www.familyministries.org /annulment_support.htm   (318 words)

 Annulment Forms- USlegalforms.com
Annulment forms are not divorce forms, although it does dissolve a marriage.
Grounds for annulment include misrepresentation or fraud, concealment, refusal or inability to consummate the marriage, or a misunderstanding.
An annulment is a legal decree that states that a marriage was never valid.
www.uslegalforms.com /annulment-forms.htm   (685 words)

 San Francisco Annulment Lawyers :: Annulment :: Pinole, California Divorce Attorneys
Others prefer an annulment because their religious institution frowns upon divorce; this allows them to remarry in their church without any complications.
Another difference between annulments and divorce is the general lack of property and custody division.
Annulments can only occur when the parties prove to the court that the statutory grounds exist.
www.moschettilaw.com /lawyer-attorney-1080180.html   (382 words)

 Getting a Marriage Annulment in Minnesota - Associated Content
An annulment means that the marriage never existed, while a divorce is the legal dismantling of not only the marriage contract, but assets and property acquired during the marriage.
With an annulment, both parties become "re-virginized" as far as martial status, which is a highly prized state in some religions.
However, an annulment is difficult to obtain because the parties involved must meet a specific set of criteria which varies depending on where they live.
www.associatedcontent.com /article/39641/getting_a_marriage_annulment_in_minnesota.html   (538 words)

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