Annulment

Our Portland Family Attorney Helps Couples Annul Their Marriages

the annulment processSome couples come to realize they never should have married. In certain situations, spouses can restore their legal status to single as though their marriage never occurred. Whereas divorce recognizes that a marriage existed but has ended, annulment treats a marriage as if it never took place. Annulment is only available in certain situations, however. Portland divorce attorney Ronald Johnston has over 40 years of experience with family law matters including divorce and annulment. If you are unhappy in your marriage, he can provide you with sound legal advice as you decide whether to try reconciling with your spouse or to go ahead and end the relationship.

When Can a Marriage Be Annulled?

Not all marriages are eligible for annulment. Situations that may warrant an annulment include:

  • Underage marriage
  • Getting married while married to someone else
  • Being coerced into marriage or consenting to marriage while under duress
  • Marriage obtained by force or fraud
  • Lacking the mental capacity to agree to marriage
  • Marriage to a relative

When an annulment occurs shortly after a marriage, the court generally allows each party to keep his or her premarital property. Whether or not you can annul your marriage will depend on your unique circumstances. Portland family lawyer Ronald Allen Johnston can explain your legal options and help you obtain the results you desire. Even if your marriage does not qualify for annulment, you may have other options available for dissolving your marriage, including a no fault divorce.

Contact a Portland Family Attorney Today

Making the decision to walk away from marriage is never easy. Even in cases where annulment is sought by the parties, there may be issues such as spousal support or child custody that require thoughtful consideration. Portland divorce lawyer Ronald Allen Johnston offers clients support and guidance as they weigh their legal options and decide whether to proceed with reconciliation, annulment or divorce. He works hard to resolve cases efficiently, so his clients can move forward with their lives without sacrificing their emotional or financial needs. Contact Ronald Johnston today to learn about your rights and obligations from an honest and compassionate attorney who can help you decide if annulment or divorce may be the right path for you.

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