Annulment And Legal Separation

Annulment And Legal Separation

While most marriages are ended through the divorce process, some may end in what is called an annulment. When a couple obtains an annulment, it means that their marriage was never valid in the first place. Legal separation is another path certain couples choose to follow to end their marriage. Both of these options require guidance from an attorney who has an extensive understanding of the family laws in Utah.

If you are seeking to have your marriage annulled in Utah, or you wish to obtain a legal separation from your spouse, consult with an experienced family law attorney. Based in Provo, Buhler Thomas Law, P.C.., helps clients throughout the state with their family law matters.

Obtaining an Annulment of Marriage in Utah

There are certain grounds that must exist in order for your marriage to qualify for an annulment in Utah. These grounds include:

  • Fraud
  • Impotence
  • Incest
  • Marrying under the legal age
  • Bigamy
  • Misrepresentation

While these terms may seem simple upfront, there are many complex family law issues involved with each one. Consulting a lawyer is a must if you are looking for an annulment of your marriage.

Looking for a Legal Separation?

In certain situations, a legal separation is preferred to some couples instead of obtaining a divorce. This can be for religious regions, to maintain insurance benefits, to retain inheritance rights or other reasons as well.

A legal separation is very similar to divorce in many ways. However, a legal separation can be made to be temporary from the start, while a divorce is very final. A legal separation can also be made to be permanent depending on the wishes of the couple.

Seeking an Annulment or a Legal Separation? Contact Us.

If you want more information on how to obtain a legal separation or an annulment, or simply want to know if your marriage qualifies for one, contact our office. You may reach our Provo family law firm at 801-691-0604.