Annulment In Illinois
The Legal Help You Need to Annul Your Marriage
A legal annulment treats a marriage as if it never happened. Even if an annulment is granted, you still need to address a religious annulment with your priest or rabbi. Certain factors must exist to declare an alleged marriage invalid. When pursuing a declaration of invalidity, you need the help of an experienced lawyer who possesses knowledge of the related statutes and case law.
At Susan E. Kamman & Associates, we handle a variety of marital dissolution’s with dedication and attention to every detail. You are an important member of our legal team. We do not just work for you, we work with you during a difficult time.
Grounds for Annulment and the Need to Act Quickly
Grounds for an annulment in Illinois include:
- One of the parties lacked the capacity to consent to marriage at the time of the ceremony.
- One of the parties was induced to marry by force, duress or fraud.
- One of the parties was unable to consummate the marriage by sexual intercourse and the other party lacked knowledge of that incapacity.
- One of the parties was 16 or 17 years old and lacked the consent of a parent or guardian.
Upon discovering the invalidity of a marriage, you must take immediate action due to time limits. Once a deadline passes, the marriage is deemed valid, regardless of the circumstances.
Protecting the Rights of Children of an Annulled Marriage
Children born in a void or voidable marriage are caught in the middle of a legally complex situation. However, their legitimacy is secure during and following the annulment process. If a marriage is void or voidable, Illinois parentage laws protect your child or children. Custody and support issues must be worked out if both parents want to maintain a relationship with their child or children.
Representation Tailored to Your Needs
To schedule a one-hour consultation with attorney Susan E. Kamman regarding an annulment filing, call 847-241-4156 for an appointment in Lake Zurich or Antioch office location. You can also contact us online.
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