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Annulment and divorces are similar in regards to ending a marriage. However, divorce signals the end of a valid, existing marriage, while annulment confirms that a marriage never actually existed, meaning that property and assets won't be open for division.
If you are seeking to get an annulment in Florida, our Panama City divorce lawyers can help you determine your eligibility and make the process as smooth and quick as possible. With more than 80 years of combined legal experience, our legal team at The Virga Law Firm, P.A. possesses the extensive knowledge of state laws and court proceedings in order to successfully help you navigate through the complexities of your case.
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Grounds for a Florida Annulment
In order to get an annulment in Florida, you must obtain a court order to officially annul a marriage that's voidable. Annulment papers need to be filed in circuit courts, with the proceedings being governed by the state's law rules of procedure.
It's imperative to understand that there is a distinction between a "void" marriage and a "voidable" marriage. Void marriages are those which were invalid from the start, while voidable marriages were those which weren't entirely invalid from the beginning. Even though all void marriages can be annulled, not all voidable marriages are eligible.
The following are grounds for annulment in Florida:
- Void marriages
- The couple is related by blood or marriage
- The couple is underage
- A spouse is permanently mentally incapacitated and unable to provide consent
- A spouse is legally married to more than one individual
- Voidable marriages
- A spouse was unable to provide consent due to being under the influence of alcohol or drugs or suffered a temporary mental issue
- A spouse used fraudulent acts in order to trick the other spouse into marriage
- A spouse or the couple married under duress
- A spouse or the couple married as a joke
- A spouse is underage and married without parent/guardian consent
- A spouse is proven to be impotent without the other spouse's knowledge
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Obtaining an annulment in Florida can be very challenging and confusing, which is why our firm can take the necessary measures to help you accomplish the outcome you desire. Do not hesitate to reach out to us and let us get you started on the next chapter in life.
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