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The sad reality is that in some scenarios, newlyweds come to the realization very soon after exchanging vows that their marriage was a mistake. While divorce is the customary method for dissolving a marriage, sometimes your marriage is ruled by the court as being invalid, and it essentially is deleted from legal records. In this case, you will not be considered to be divorced. For your marriage, which was never legally valid, what you got was an annulment. If you take this into consideration, you can see that an annulment might be a superior option for some people if you qualify for it, but you need to learn more about it before you decide how to move forward.

Does my Marriage Qualify for an Annulment?

A very specific list of requirements must be met in order to qualify for an annulment in New York. For a marriage to be valid in New York, for example, both parties must be at least 18 years old at the time. In the event that a person who was getting married was younger than 18, both parents of the minor as well as a judge in some cases would be required to consent and approve of the such a marriage. In another scenario, a marriage in New York may be annulled if one spouse is not mentally sound or if one party cannot consummate the marriage through a physical, sexual act. A marriage in New York may also be annulled if one of the fiancés was coerced into the marriage or if fraud was evident.

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14:16 30 Apr 24
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21:33 24 Apr 24
If you are looking for a lawyer that listens, is aggressive where needed, and holds his word above all else, Todd is the best pick. I had hired multiple attorneys prior to hiring the Spodek Group for a white collar case. The first thing that stood out to me was the cost, as anyone going through the process and dealing with the system, money was tight at that time - especially after hiring and firing multiple lawyers. The cost was not as high as others which was definitely a plus. Todd's intake process was also unlike other attorneys. He took the time to actually listen. He cared. He was trying to put himself in my shoes while I was explaining the situation to him and he really took the time to understand the whole situation. Other lawyers will give you 15 mins and send you a retainer agreement. Not Todd, I think he spent almost two hours with me as I was explaining everything.Not only was he great during the onboarding process, he was supportive and very informative through the entire plea process and eventually sentencing. After hiring him, I asked if I should hire a prison consultant, he told me to save my money as he would do everything they would. He was right and held up to his word. Later on I would hear from others that went with the prison consultants that they were a waste of money - I am glad I listened to Todd!When it came time for sentencing, two days prior to sentencing, the prosecutor tried increasing my proposed prison time by almost double - apparently a normal move. Todd and his team worked with me non-stop through the weekend prior to sentencing to ensure that I was not given additional prison time. Again, he took the time to listen and came up with a strategy to explain the case with great detail.Unfortunately, I did plead guilty as that was my best option. Todd and his whole team wrote up nearly 300 pages of a summary of what happened and why I should not be given prison time. If I breakdown the amount I spent with Todd versus the amount of work that I saw being done, I am shocked I was not charged four times as much. The other benefit was, a lot of criminal defense lawyers were just a single attorney with a paralegal or two. Todd had a team of people that I dealt with (5-7 people that I interacted with), but he was ALWAYS accessible. It would never take him more than an hour to reply unless he was in court.I was sentenced to prison and I was emotionally distraught. Todd and his team did whatever they could even after sentencing to make sure I was alright. He personally stayed in touch with my family to ensure I was doing alright and offered support to them. Most lawyers would consider the job complete at sentencing, not Todd.After prison, Todd still spent time with me to make sure I was on the right track and avoiding any potential risks in the future. He has also been giving advice on how to navigate probation etc and has not been looking at the clock for billing.Although I wish I had never been arrested in the first place, I am glad I had Todd and his team in my corner. Without them I likely would have had to spend a lot more time in prison than I did.Thank you, Todd, and the entire Spodek Law team, for helping turn what was a nightmare into a manageable situation!
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Any annulment must be approved by a judge through an official hearing. The person who is asking for the annulment must demonstrate his or her qualifications for an annulment during the hearing. That said, hiring a Long Island lawyer who is familiar with marriage and divorce laws in New York to represent you may provide you with the best overall results.

Having a Void Marriage Legal Annulled

Marriages can also be declared null and void by a court. In these cases, the marriage is automatically void and would not be legally recognized in the first place. Even though the record of marriage and annulment will remain on the books, the people involved can consider themselves to have never been married to each other in the first place. Cases of incestuous marriages or bigamous marriages are considered void from the start, as these types of marriages are illegal in New York. A spouse involved in a void marriage can bring an action in court requesting a declaration of the nullity of a void marriage.

Parental Responsibilities of Annulled Parents

Quite often, marriages in New York are annulled within a few months or less, and children from the marriage are not an issue. In the wake of a marriage annulment, while the spouses can consider themselves to never have been married, if there are children of the marriage will nevertheless be considered legitimate children of married parents. Both parents continue to be held legally responsible for the children of the marriage in custody, visitation, and child support terms, and will be subject to applicable laws. In this respect, an annulment is closely related to a divorce proceeding

Splitting Up Marital Assets in an Annulment

An annulled marriage is still subject to the laws regarding division of marital property in New York State. In New York, any assets that you came into the marriage with remain yours after a divorce.  Since an annulment rules a marriage as invalid, all assets that you had before the marriage will remain yours as well.  Nonetheless, in the event you and the other party purchased marital assets, applicable laws regarding the division of marital assets in New York applies 

Because annulments are most commonly granted in short-lived marriages, it is normally fairly simple for the courts to decide who gets what. On the flipside, if a judge grants an annulment after a much longer period of time, things can become more complex, especially if there are children involved. The courts will attempt to trace the acquisition of specific assets back to their root purposes in order to determine the rightful owner. In cases where this cannot be accomplished, the courts can use their discretion to attempt to return the spouses to a position they were in before the marriage union was formed. An annulment lawyer can advocate on your behalf and help you make your way through the process.

This part of annulment law is akin to divorce law, and you might need professional legal representation to make sure that you receive a fair and equitable division of assets during the annulment matter.

An Annulment Lawyer Works Hard for You

There are annulment cases that are straightforward, and they get filed before any children come along or before marital property is accumulated. These are usually basic legal proceedings, but you still need to prove your case for meeting annulment qualifications in a New York court before the marriage can be officially dissolved by the judge. Demonstrating mental or physical issues, fraud and more can be tough to do in a court of law, and professional legal representation is a wise choice if you want to enjoy the best possible outcome in your case. 

Whether you have made the decision that you want to proceed with filing for an annulment through the court system or you simply want to explore all your options, you need to analyze all factors carefully. Taking advantage of a free consultation with a marital law attorney in New York can help you to learn more about what your options are and the potential results of a legal case. This is step one if you are interested in an annulment, so call for your consultation with an experienced New York annulment lawyer today.

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