In some situations, parties to a marriage may seek to have it annulled. An annulment is different from a divorce because it is a declaration that the marriage did not exist. Under the law, it is as though the marriage never took place. Annulments are only available in specific circumstances. A family law attorney can work with you to determine whether your marriage qualifies for an annulment.
An annulment is based on the validity of the marriage itself. In other words, it’s a declaration that something about the circumstances of the marriage was not valid at the time the marriage happened.
This could occur if:
In an annulment process, a court will determine issues of child custody, support, alimony and property and debt division just as it would in a divorce case. In Kansas, there is no residency requirement to file an annulment action; you do not have to be an official resident of Kansas to file this type of action. Unlike in a divorce, there is no waiting period for the annulment to be finalized. Kansas law does not set a time limit on the length of the marriage to be eligible for an annulment.
Annulments present many of the same issues as divorces, and can only be granted for very specific reasons. If you believe that you have grounds for an annulment under Kansas law, contact Jeffers Law Office for a free initial consultation. Mark will review the facts of your case with you, and discuss options for resolving the matter.