Annulment in South Carolina
Charleston Annulment and Divorce Attorney
Annulment is a legal procedure for declaring a marriage null and void. The common perception is that an Annulment means a quick end to a marriage but it really has nothing to do with the length of time the parties were married or the speed of the Annulment proceedings, for that matter.
Unlike a divorce, which terminates the marriage, in an annulment you and your lawyer are asking the court for a ruling that basically, erases the marriage. Once a judgement of annulment is entered the marriage becomes non-existent, as if the marriage never had happened.
Generally, annulments are very difficult to get and certain conditions must be met, for example:
The marriage was between two people who are so closely related that the law does not permit them to marry
One of the parties was already married to another living person at the time of the marriage (bigamy)
One of the parties is not of legal age to contract for marriage at the time of the ceremony
A party did not possess the ability to understand the nature of the marriage contract
Marriage that was obtained through fraud
Versatile Charleston Divorce Lawyer
With 16 years of experience as a family law and divorce attorney, I can help you determine if you meet one of these or other conditions for annulment under South Carolina law. Call my Charleston law office at (843) 814-4215 or fill out this contact form to set up your free consultation with a skilled Charleston divorce lawyer.