The Carroll Law FirmThe Carroll Law Firm

Fort Lauderdale Based Annulment Lawyer

Find a Fresh Start: Guiding You Compassionately Through the Annulment Process

Annulment Overview

An annulment is filed when declaring the marriage is legally invalid. The grounds are different than when filing for divorce. The legal grounds for an annulment rather than a divorce are:

  • Either party was already married
  • Either party was forced into the marriage
  • Underage marriage
  • Mental illness or incapacity
  • Marriage is prohibited by law, in most cases this is incestuous marriage
  • Inability to consummate the marriage

We have the experience to help you navigate the process of an annulment, with the experience, and skills to provide you with compassionate legal service.

Common Questions

Here are the two most common questions clients ask us regarding annulment:

  • How long will this take? The duration of the annulment process can vary based on individual circumstances and jurisdictional factors. We will work diligently to streamline the process, aiming for a timely resolution while ensuring all legal aspects are thoroughly addressed.

  • How much will this cost? The cost of an annulment can vary based on individual circumstances and complexity. During an initial consultation, we'll assess your case and provide a transparent breakdown of potential expenses, ensuring clarity and understanding throughout the process.

The Legal Process

Here's a general overview of the steps involved in navigating an annulment with us. From initial consultations to final agreements, we break down each stage, providing clarity and guidance to help you understand what to expect. Our aim is to make the legal journey as smooth and informed as possible, ensuring you feel supported at every turn.

  1. Initial Consultation: This first step involves a meeting where we discuss your specific situation, review the legal grounds for annulment, and evaluate the feasibility of your case.

  2. Filing and Documentation: If annulment is viable, the next step is preparing and filing the necessary legal documents with the court, including the annulment petition and any supporting evidence or affidavits.

  3. Court Proceedings and Finalization: The final phase involves court proceedings, which may include hearings or negotiations, culminating in a judge's decision. If granted, the annulment is finalized, legally nullifying the marriage as if it never occurred.