I can’t get a Virginia annulment. What next?

If you’re like most women, you can’t get an annulment in Virginia. Annulments are pretty difficult to get, and only apply in a couple of super narrow circumstances. (For more information about annulments, or to find out whether you might qualify, click here.) I definitely understand the appeal of an annulment. It would be nice…

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Marriage Annulment

Believe it or not, marriages are not annulled all that often. Despite the fact that everyone has heard of annulment and thinks that it (like common law marriage) is a real possibility, in most cases, at least in Virginia, marriage annulment is just not something that happens. It’s possible, of course—but definitely not very likely….

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How do I get an annulment in Virginia?

Things aren’t working out and, for one reason or another, you are probably wondering whether divorce is the only option available to you. Maybe your husband lied to you about something critically important; a lie, frankly, without which you would not have married him. Maybe you realized your mistake really quickly; maybe you realized it,…

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Virginia Annulment

Marriages end for all sorts of reasons. In most cases, marriages end in divorce, and it’s cut and dry and fairly simple. Though different issues, like a business valuation, complicated equitable distribution, or a custody battle can drag things out and make an otherwise simple divorce take longer, most divorces follow a predictable pattern. But…

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6 Big Misconceptions in Family Law

We all know a lot about how the law works because we watch TV. Right? Well, no—actually, it’s quite the opposite. We don’t know very much about the law, but most of us do know just enough to be truly dangerous. There are courtroom dramas right and left, and what most people really know is…

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Can I Get a Virginia Annulment?

Annulment is a legal process through which a marriage is erased. It’s different than a divorce, which just legally terminates a marriage. Annulment legally makes it as though the marriage never happened, whereas a divorce just ends an otherwise valid marriage. As you can probably imagine, for a lot of women, it’s really encouraging to…

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Can’t I just get an annulment?

In 99 cases out of 100, you can’t get an annulment. Actually, maybe I’ve overstated the statistics. It’s probably safe to say that in almost every single case, you really can’t get an annulment. I know it’s tempting, especially if you haven’t been married very long, to erase the marriage and feel like it never…

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Understanding the Grounds for Annulment in Virginia

What are the grounds for annulment in Virginia? In Virginia, annulment has a strict set of rules. Most marriages don’t meet the qualifications to be annulled, and will have to be ended through divorce. If you’re considering annulment, it’s a good idea to learn about the guidelines that apply to it.The first type of marriage…

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Defining Annulment in Virginia

If you’re considering annulment in Virginia, you should be familiar with what Virginia annulment is and how Virginia family law handles this method of dissolving a marriage. By speaking with a Virginia family law attorney you can avoid any cases of mistaken filing for annulment or otherwise.If you watch TV, movies, or read tabloids, you…

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Overview of Virginia Annulment Due to Marital Defect

There are several reasons why a couple may be granted an annulment in Virginia. Under Virginia family law, a marriage may be annulled due to marital defect as well as other grounds. What is marital defect? It’s a legal problem with the marriage that made it null and void at its inception. It means that…

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