Charlotte Annulment Lawyer
How to Annul a Marriage in North Carolina
Upon the proof that a marriage happened, it is presumed that it was legally
performed and resulted in a valid marriage. The burden of proof rests
upon the person seeking the annulment to prove by the greater weight of
the evidence grounds to void or annul the marriage to overcome the presumption
of a valid marriage.
These are the grounds for an annulment of marriage in North Carolina:
- Marriage that takes place between relatives
- Marriage to someone under the age of 16 (though there are some exceptions)
- Marriage to someone who is already married
- Marriage to someone who is impotent
- Marriage to someone who is mentally incapacitated
- Marriage to a woman who falsely claimed pregnancy
For example, if you learn your spouse was currently married when your marriage
ceremony took place, your marriage is void. You can also seek to annul
a marriage if you learn that at the time of your marriage your spouse
was physically impotent, a minor, or that your marriage was to a person
within prohibited degree of kinship (i.e. closer than first cousins).
Call (704) 810-1400 to
schedule a consultation with an annulment attorney from Miller Bowles Cushing. We can help you
present your case to a court.
Other Divorce-Related Topics
North Carolina law provides for marriages to be annulled in some circumstances.
The difference between a
divorce and an annulment is whether the marriage was actually valid. Seeking an
annulment attorney and getting an annulment decrees that a valid marriage
never existed. Divorce ends a marriage that was valid.
If you believe you have grounds to annul a marriage, please
contact Miller Bowles so we can provide you with a skilled annulment attorney in Charlotte today.