Annulment Lawyer in Las Vegas, NV
Annulment is a potential option to end a marriage, as opposed to a divorce. An annulment essentially cancels the marriage in the first place. There are particular requirements that must be met to qualify for an annulment in Nevada, and it is important that you understand all your options so you can make the right choices about your case. Our law firm offers a free consultation regarding these matters - all you have to do is call us and speak with a
divorce lawyer in Las Vegas. It's confidential and there is no charge for your initial consultation.
Qualifying for an Annulment in Nevada
To qualify for an annulment, you typically must meet the following requirements (although this may vary depending on the unique circumstances of your case, so we recommend that you discuss the matter with an attorney):
- You and your spouse must have been married in Nevada, or one or both spouses must have resided in the state for at least 6 weeks; and
- The marriage license was invalid, you or your spouse did not fully comprehend what was occurring at the time of the marriage, fraud or misrepresentation was involved, or you or your spouse lacked the intent to get married.
- You are in the military and Nevada is your state of record
An annulment may be contested or uncontested, meaning the spouses can agree upon the legal action or that it may be taken to court to be ruled upon by a judge. For a joint petition for an annulment in Nevada, it costs $440 plus a filing fee if both of the parties sign but if it is a complaint Nevada annulment and only one party signs then it costs $550 plus a filing fee. In either event, it is important to work with a lawyer who can help ensure your case is properly filed and that your interests are represented in this important matter.
In order to have grounds for an annulment in Nevada, your situation has to fit into one of the 35 different possible reasons to get an annulment, ten of the reasons are:
- You or your spouse were of unsound mind when you got married
- You are related by blood
- There was a lack of consent when married and on party was under 18
- One spouse committed adultery
- There is physical abuse in the relationship
- Spouse has an alcohol or drug addiction
- Marriage was solely for the wealth
- Marriage was solely for a green card
- A spouse breaches a prenuptial agreement
- Spouse refuses to conceive children
What are the steps involved in an annulment?
There are many reasons that justify getting an annulment in Nevada to get out of a marriage while voiding it altogether. An annulment can erase a mistake or handle a situation involving fraud. Allow a Las Vegas family law attorney at Gordon Law Offices to guide you through this process, helping you void your marriage. There are 4 steps to complete your annulment, including:
- Make sure you have grounds for an annulment in Nevada
- Fill out the Nevada Annulment form
- The annulment will be filed and processed in the court system; the amount of time it takes varies on if it is contested and how long it takes to serve the papers to the other party
- The final Decree of Annulment will be sent to you after it is completed
Consult a Las Vegas Annulment Attorney
Annulments can be emotional and stressful and having the help of an experienced annulment lawyer from our firm can help ease you along. We offer a free initial consultation so you can call today and talk to one of our lawyers about your case. If you are trying to get an annulment, contact a Las Vegas divorce attorney from our office and let us help assist you through the process!