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Suffolk County Annulment Lawyers

By Spodek Law Group | April 6, 2023
(Last Updated On: July 27, 2023)

Last Updated on: 27th July 2023, 06:38 pm

Unraveling the Intricacies of Marriage Annulment in New York with Todd Spodek

Look, tying the knot ain’t a piece of cake. People often say ‘I do’ with sincerity and good intentions. Unfortunately, things can go south, and in some cases, calling it quits might just not do the trick. Yep, I’m talking about getting the marriage annulled. Allow me, Todd Spodek of Spodek Law Group, to guide you through this tangled process.

What’s the Big Deal About Annulment?

Imagine you’re popping a balloon—it’s there one moment and ‘poof,’ it’s gone the next. Annulment is kinda like that; it makes it as if your marriage never existed, legally speaking. The rules around this are different in each state, so it’s always crucial to check with an attorney.

The Nitty-Gritty of Annulment in New York

New York, known for its big apples and bright lights, also has some clear causes for annulment under its belt. For starters, if your marriage wasn’t celebrated by a public figure like a civil registrar or a competent authority, you could file for nullification.

Minors tying the knot without their folks’ or a court’s permission could also present a case for annulment—but only after they hit 18 (welcome to adulthood, kiddo). Marriages between blood relatives up to and including second cousins will stir some serious legal trouble too.

If you find yourself in a bigamous marriage, that’s grounds for annulment. Your marriage could also be declared void if it was based on false pretenses or the consent was obtained through dishonest or coercive tactics. In a nutshell, a marriage that’s built on lies, fears, and manipulation rings is deemed invalid.

Now, an important thing to keep in your mind-palace—no matter the reason for annulment, the effects are all the same. This means a sham marriage for, let’s say, scoring residency or citizenship falls under the same umbrella.

Who Can and When to File for Annulment?

Let’s dig a bit further. Usually, the ability to file for an annulment is determined by the regulations surrounding marriages. In case of minors, their parents must have given their approval before getting legally hitched. After getting married without parental approval, those under 18 can’t contest it after they turn 18.

Marriages where both parties didn’t give clear and free consent might potentially be invalidated because, let’s face it, a marriage is a contract that needs informed and voluntary consent.

The Role of Tribunal in Annulment Cases

New York has specific rules that determine whether a jurisdiction applies when seeking dissolution via a quasi-judicial body known as the ‘Tribunal’. It’s the Tribunal’s job to decide whether your case meets the requirements as per the state law. If there’s a procedural defect, the place where you and your spouse live calls the shots about which institution intervenes.

It’s a no-brainer, partner—consult with a savvy attorney from the Spodek Law Group when you’re looking to get your marriage dissolved. Your case might be unique and require specific attention based on regional laws. We’ll help ensure you get justice served just right, based on the legal requirements of your neck of the woods.

In a nutshell, getting an annulment in New York is a legal maze—but with the right attorney at your side, you can navigate it with relative ease.

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