Annulment Lawyers In Columbus, OH

How Is An Annulment Different From a Dissolution Or Divorce?

Unlike a dissolution of marriage or divorce, an annulment occurs when a marriage is legally invalid due to a defect that existed when the marriage was first entered into. Simply put, a court decree declares that the marital status never even existed in the first place.

Grounds For An Annulment In Ohio

In order to annul a marriage, you must be able to prove one of the six defects that are given as grounds for annulment in Ohio.

In the State of Ohio, the grounds for annulment include:

  • An underage spouse
  • Mental incompetence of one party
  • Consent to marry obtained by force
  • A prior valid marriage with a surviving spouse (bigamy)
  • Consent to marry obtained by fraud
  • Failure to consummate the marriage

How To Obtain An Annulment In Ohio

The spouse or a parent of the spouse may seek an annulment of the marriage, but must take action within a time period of two years. First, you will have to fill out the proper court forms and file a petition with the county clerk. Next, you will have to serve the forms to the other spouse. Finally, you will need to set up a date for a court hearing.

An Experienced Legal Team Helping You Through The Process

Getting an annulment can be complex and confusing, and it is important to have experienced Columbus lawyers to assist you through the process. From helping you fill out and file paperwork properly to collecting necessary documentation and evidence to resolving issues regarding children, money, and property, our team at Weis Law Group is able to assist you and work towards the best possible result in your situation.