This is the final post in a series discussing annulments of marriage in Las Vegas, Nevada. The goal of this series has been to provide information comparing annulments to divorces and to clarify when an annulment is the appropriate course of action. Despite popular belief, annulments are only granted in limited circumstances. If one qualifies, annulments can be beneficial, however, in most instances parties will be required to pursue a divorce instead. A Las Vegas divorce attorney can review your circumstances and explain the options available to you. If you are considering annulling your marriage, contact my office today to speak with a lawyer.
In this series, we focused on the following topics:
- How annulments differ from divorce
- Seeking an annulment on the basis of fraud
- Seeking an annulment on the basis of incompetence and lack of capacity
- Filing for divorce instead of annulment
- Filing for annulment when a spouse cannot be located
If you were married in Las Vegas or are a Nevada resident considering an annulment, it is important to understand these issues for several reasons. First, the legal differences between an divorce and annulment are significant. The consequences of obtaining an annulment versus a divorce will have a major impact on the rights and obligations of each party. Second, annulments are only granted in limited circumstances, such as fraud or incapacity. Absent these facts, a divorce will be the appropriate course of action. Third, because it can be difficult to meet the annulment requirements, the majority of couples will seek a divorce. Fourth, terminating a marriage without knowing where the other spouse is located can seem like an obstacle. Nevada law provides a legal mechanism to handle this situation. An experienced divorce lawyer can help you understand your options and navigate the legal process.
The decision to end a marriage can be emotional and overwhelming. An attorney can explain the legal requirements and whether an annulment or divorce is right for you. My office has extensive experience with family law and is dedicated to representing our clients in these matters. If you or someone you love is terminating a marriage, contact my office today to speak with a Las Vegas lawyer.