Marriage Annulment in Wisconsin
Annulments are not appropriate for all short marriages. Rather, annulments are granted only in particular cases where the couple satisfies specific criterion. If the court grants an annulment, the marriage becomes void (as if it never existed). A marriage can be voidable if either you or your spouse were:
- Already married
- Close blood relatives (whether or not you were aware)
- Fraudulent in your representations to your spouse
- Lying about addictions or STDs
- Mentally incompetent
- Too young to be married
- Unable to consummate the marriage
- Under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Engaged in other voidable circumstances
Fraud is the most common ground for an annulment. In these cases, one spouse fails to disclose information to the other spouse about previous marriages, criminal records, infectious diseases, the inability to have children, or the physical inability to consummate the marriage (as indicated above).
Issues Surrounding Annulment
If your marriage is annulled, there is no requirement for spousal support or maintenance (alimony). There can still be issues with property division, however. It is important to consult with a knowledgeable lawyer to assist you in navigating these issues.
Contact Us for a Consultation With One of Our Annulment Lawyers
If you believe that an annulment may be appropriate in your situation, contact one of our family law attorneys today. For a no obligation consultation with one of our family law attorneys at Doar, Drill & Skow, call 877-362-7529 toll free or contact us online. Located in New Richmond, we serve clients throughout western Wisconsin.